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Epicureans constituted one of the major philosophic schools of antiquity. They were known especially for their distinctive philosophic interest in pleasure (which they defined differently than did their detractors), their affirmation of atomism, and their disbelief in traditional religio…

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Keener, Craig, “Epicurus/Epicureans”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 09 June 2023 <>
First published online: 2018

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