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EPICURUS

Two Views of Epicureanism
Lactantius says of it :
IT tells the ignorant that they need study no literature : it releases the niggardly from the duties of public beneficence ; it forbids the lounger to serve the State, the sluggard to work, and the coward to fight. The godless are told that the gods are indifferent : the selfish are ordered to give nothing to any one-because the wise man does everything for his own sake. The recluse hears the praises of solitude, the miser learns that life can be supported on water and polenta. The man who hates his wife is presented with a list of the blessings of celibacy : the parent of a worthless offspring hears how excellent is childlessness : the children of impious parents are told that there is no natural obligation on them. The weak and luxurious are reminded that pain is the worst of evils ; the brave man, that the Sage is happy even in tortures.

Lucian, speaking of Epicurus, uses the following phrases :
THAT great man whose holiness and divinity of nature were not shams, who alone possessed and imparted true insight into the good, and who brought deliverance to all that consorted with him. ... The blessings conferred by his Accepted Maxims on his readers, the peace, tranquillity, and independence of mind which that book produces, the protection which it gives against terrors, phantoms and marvels, vain hopes and inordinate desires, the judgement and candour which it fosters, its true purging of the spirit, not with the torches and squills of magic, but with right reason, truth, and frankness.
It is impossible not to admire the audacity of this attempt to build a complete ring-fence, within which the human spirit

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