Greeting. Harvard University Press. The Biography of Epicurus by Diogenes Laertius (This translation is by Cyril Bailey. Lives of Eminent Philosophers. Diogenes Laertius. They do not think that the wise man will fall in love, or care about his burial. 1972 (First published 1925). The only change from Bailey's translation is in the section entitled “The Doctrines of Epicurus” the English word “preconceptions” has been marked with an asterisk and used instead of Bailey's “concepts.”) Birth and early years of Epicurus. a According to Hermippus, however, he started as a schoolmaster, but on coming across the works of Democritus turned eagerly to philosophy. Cambridge. For no one can come too early or too late to secure the health of his soul. 1 Ἐπίκουρος ... Epicurus Book X Epicurus (341–271 b.c.) Diogenes Laertius I ΕΠΙΚΟΥΡΟΣ . Diogenes Laertius XXVIII. Now, [Epicurus] differs with the Cyrenaics about pleasure. Diogenes Laertius. Let no one when young delay to study philosophy, nor when he is old grow weary of his study. that he turned to philosophy in disgust at the schoolmasters who could not tell him the meaning of “chaos” in Hesiod. The biographies of Diogenes Laërtius, and the works of Athenaeus and Philostratus. Diogenes Laërtius Theophrastus Pythagoras Epicurus Basilides (Stoic) Suda. R.D. The ancient manuscripts invariably refer to a "Laertius Diogenes", and this form of the name is repeated by Sopater and the Suda. Diogenes Laërtius divides the philosophy of the Greeks into the Ionic, beginning with Anaximander, and ending with Theophrastus (in which class, he includes the Socratic philosophy and all its various ramifications); and the Italian, beginning with Pythagoras, and ending with Epicurus, in which he includes the Eleatics, as also Heraclitus and the Sceptics. National Endowment for the Humanities Division of Preservation and Access provided support for entering this text. 100% (1/1) Suidas Souda Suida. This text was converted to electronic form by Data Entry and has been proofread to a low level of accuracy. Hicks. Read more: Diogenes Laertius: Epicurus The letter to Menoeceus Translated by Cyril Bailey, Oxford, 1926. Nor will he punish his slaves, but will rather pity them and forgive any that are deserving. The wise man will not have intercourse with any woman with whom the law forbids it, as Diogenes says in his summary of Epicurus’ moral teaching. Epicurus, son of Neocles and Chaerestrate, was a citizen of Athens of the deme Gargettus, and, as Metrodorus says in his book On Noble Birth, of the family of the Philaidae. For they do not admit that to pleasure can exist as a state, but place it wholly in motion. Ἐπικούρου ... Epicurus.