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"The philosophical schools of Hellenistic Athens." Illustrated by Candace H. Smith
Epicurus' Garden - At age 35 (306 or 307 BCE) Epicurus purchased a Garden just outside Athens where he set up the final location of his school. The property was purchased for the sum of eighty minae. Epicurus taught philosophy in the Garden continuously until his death. In his will, Epicurus transfered control of the property to Hermarchus, along with a house in Melite, which may have been Epicurus' primary residence and publishing house. The Garden in Athens was the "main campus" of the Epicurean school where lectures could be heard. Its location near the Academy was perhaps chosen strategically, in order to better compete with it. (more...)

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The Vatican Sayings: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81

The Principal Doctrines: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 36, 37, 38, 39, 40

Letter to Menoeceus: 121, 122, 123-4, 124-7, 127, 127-8, 128-30, 130-1, 131-2, 132, 133-5, 135

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Philosophy is not a theory but an activity.
- Ludwig Wittgenstein

To know you have enough is to be rich.
- Tao Te Ching

I have never known any distress that an hour's reading did not relieve.
- Charles de Montesquieu

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Getty Villa The Getty Villa near Malibu, California is an educational center and museum dedicated to the study of the arts and cultures of ancient Greece, Rome and Etruria. In 1974, J. Paul Getty opened the Getty Villa as his second museum in a re-creation of the Villa of the Papyri at Herculaneum, the site where the Herculaneum Papyri were rediscovered.

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