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Aristotle; Empedocles; Epicurus; Homer; Leucippus and Democritus; Lucretius; Philodemus; Plato; Stoicism.

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Our knowledge of the Epicurean school is being improved by the constant publication and reediting of the Herculaneum papyri. Most of this material can be found, with good introductions and commentaries, in the series La Scuola di Epicuro (Bibliopolis, Naples) and also in the journal Cronache Ercolanesi (Naples, 1971–). For a history of the study of the papyri see Mario Capasso, Manuale di Papirologia Ercolanese (Galatina: Congedo, 1991). Diskin Clay, Paradosis and Survival: Three Chapters in the History of Epicurean Philosophy (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1998), contains essays on a range of topics from different periods of Epicurean philosophy.

On Metrodorus see Alfred Koerte, "Metrodori Epicurei Fragmenta," in Jahrbücher für classiche Philologie, Supplementband 17 (1890): 531–570. (There is a 1987 facsimile reprint by Garland, New York, which also...

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