Establishment of Epicurean Lifestyle

Epicurus of Samos advocated the Epicurean lifestyle: living a simple, retiring life of serene moderation and reasonableness. He later established a school in 306 BC in Athens, Greece admitting women and slaves.

      306 BCE
      Epicurus of Samos
      Athens, Greece

Additional Information:

  • Epicurus – Wikipedia
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  • Epicureanism – Wikipedia
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