Definition of Epicurus
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LNS
Epicūrus, Epicūrī
Epicurus
Ἐπίκουρος
noun (m., 3rd Greek declension)
  1. the famous Greek philosopher of Gargettus, in Attica, the author of the Epicurean philosophy, so called after him, which assumed pleasure to be the highest good
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Epicūrus, i, m., = Ἐπίκουρος, the famous Greek philosopher of Gargettus, in Attica, the author of the Epicurean philosophy, so called after him, which assumed pleasure to be the highest good, Cic. Fin. 1, 9, 29; 2, 2 sq.; id. Ac. 2, 42; id. Tusc. 1, 34; 2, 3, 8 et saep.

—Deriv., Epicūrēus, a, um, adj., of Epicurus, Epicurean: medicamenta doloris, i. e. pleasure, Cic. Fin. 2, 7 fin.: secta, Suet. Gram. 8.

—More freq. subst.: Epicūrēi, ōrum, m., the adherents of the Epicurean philosophy, Epicureans, Cic. Fin. 1, 7, 25; 2, 25, 81; id. Tusc. 1, 31, 77; Vulg. Act. 17, 18 et saep.

—In sing., Quint. 6, 3, 78; Suet. Gram. 6.
 
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