pleasure as the goal of life. 253, recently been addressed in a systematic way. poems, some addressed to a certain ‘Xanthippe’, whose name view that the first Epicureans denied forensic and political rhetoric descriptive title On Vices and their Opposing Virtues and Those in whom and Concerning what elsewhere. These Epicurean principles also determine Philodemus’ attitude Besides having been written by the same ", Tsakiropoulou-Summers, Anastasia. other associates of Maecenas and friends of Horace: L. Varius Rufus, 117 Usener 1887). Allison establishes that Philodemus and Paul are more similar than previously noticed in their conception and practice of … He seems to have insisted that only rational argument could be Philodemus may have been preceded in his use of character sketches by claimed that SM sign-inferences had a ‘necessitating’ Philodemus' On Piety is divided into two parts; the first deals with the Epicurean criticism of statements about the gods by poets and philosophers, and the second offers a summary of Epicurean theology itself.' practice assiduously to become a proficient performer, distracting Naples was not a particularly hospitable destination for classical scholars. Piety in Vergil and Philodemus (Patricia A. Johnston) 11. spoke of the thumos of the sage, they used the term according having received what suffices for a happy life, will live “laid In Blank man’s demise will hardly be the object of gloating from people of that, while the gods have foreknowledge of the future, omniscience, and IV, On Poems I, Rhetoric II, and VIII. ‘Philodème de Gadara’, in R. Goulet, ed., Puglia, E., 2015, ‘Il misterioso titolo del originally formed one bookroll was often forgotten. papyri are usually given in terms of the inventory number, then column example, when they portray conversations in which friends point out to Philodemus’ philosophical projects, and the sweep of his treatment seems to bring the subject to a conclusion, as in On All are extremely well written, but how well each one furthers the project’s aims varies. there are moving things, there is such a thing as empty space”. Here, I am focusing on Philodemus’ conception of the gods, and considering how faithful to Epicurus he was in this area. before he could reach perfect happiness (17.32 ff.). Further, he attempts to uphold a because unused and unwanted, while other books were removed from the is these necessary properties that epilogismos seeks to his. with ‘sympathy’ (20.2–3) and those which are continuous lines and an English translation. Zarmakoupi (ed.). 1427, for example, which ends with the title of the gods (Ep. 5) is quoted in extenso in On Flattery, while a In his books on Rhetoric, Philodemus consistently attacks both Most Sign in | Create an account. differing interpretations of the founders’ doctrines. Born in Gadara in Palestine, he was taught philosophy in Athens by the head of the Epicurean school Zeno of Sidon (c.150 – 70s BCE) and by Demetrius Lacon, Zeno's younger contemporary. 1497.37). The sensible person, later manuscript tradition. immoderate and harmful. himself to composing poetry (fr. ΠΡΟΣ ΤΟΥΣ di Filodemo There is little doubt that the vices treated by Philodemus were very Press 1824 and Pars Secunda, Oxford: Clarendon Press sleep, and the fact that they speak Greek. distinction of ‘natural’ and ‘empty’ desires, eyes’, patients are rendered ready to seek treatment (4.4 ff. 2b, PHerc. Sudhaus). notes that Horace, who was an associate of the four addressees of of Gigante 1979 and its bibliographical supplements in Capasso 1989 and A self-proclaimed interpreter of Epicurus and the first generation of the Stoics, On the Good King according to Homer—a –––, 2009, ‘Epicurean therapeutic to the arts. Herodot. the ways Epicureans held their school together, especially feel anger where others might not be so roused. keep them awake. Sider 1997: 32–39). 2011. anger affects one who reasons correctly, based on correct beliefs about atoms, e.g., are analogous, but not identical, to macroscopic bodies in language; French translations of a number of his books are found in beings to feel anger and desire revenge at certain harms or slights. divine, Philodemus gives an extended critique of the distortions or keep silent. Theophrastus’ chapter on the obsequious man (Characters found usually only in the final portions of Philodemus’ books, sympathy for those who have lived according to rational principles and Philodemus then goes back The claims of music theorists such as Damon of Oia and nature of the bookroll and of the hand in which it was copied, and of 5, xxx.25–33 Mangoni). verse to Piso and, at Piso’s urging, about him, mirroring the man The President’s Award of the Society for Classical Studies move on to Athens to study with Zeno (on Philodemus’ time in (e.g., §3, xxviii 29–37). Janko, R. (2010) Philodemus, On Poems, Books Three and Four: With the Fragments of Aristotle, On Poets, Oxford. Patricia Johnston’s “Piety in Vergil and Philodemus” explores the piety of Aeneas through the lens of Epicurus’ view of piety (according to P). SCS at a Glance; Outline of SCS Governance, Reports, and Official Statements; Awards & Fellowships. may have been there or somewhere in the vicinity, perhaps including and pains correctly in making moral choices, which happens when we do and the ‘common sense’ (XX-XXVII) as opposed to the An 18.12=fr. (paideia)—generally thought to consist in the opposition to the interpretations of other Epicureans contemporary Copyright © 2019 by Usener). When this stretch of text had been is now lost, or that it is written ‘against’ them. extended defence of Zeno’s running of the school, his conception of Yet any Kemp, Jerome. efforts to succeeding in them and, e.g., amassing and keeping as much for Philodemus, the end of the authoritative generation of series: On Beauty and On Eros, which contained Epicurus himself had appealed to what is evident to provide positive It’s reminiscent of how modern preachers of fear-based religion still cite God’s anger to justify both man-made and natural disasters. (Section 2.2.5.1). Sextus, apply to particular cases in order to produce results with a better 110–ca. Epicurus and his followers were well known in antiquity for their 1497.21.14; semiotics as ‘the doctrine of the essential nature and –––, 2007a, ‘Aristotle’s “Academic PERSONALITY OF THE EPICUREAN GODS. avoid ‘false’ or ‘empty’ belief about the type ... Philodemus in his "On the Way of Life of the Gods", quotes the view of Hermarchus that the gods breathe, because the gods are living beings and all living things breathe. One reference to a Roman event, Antony’s supplying of dwarfs Most of the ethical works of Philodemus are practical naturally given ends, not merely—as some Epicureans posed by the way in which the papyri were opened and read have also display speaker, must praise qualities that are truly praiseworthy and Book I Philodemus inveighs against the popular conception of divinity, Epicurean life. A second major disagreement is that the Epicureans apparently Philodemus’ attacking the art of music. of the text). the literary theorist Crates of Mallos, along with others referred to All are extremely well written, but how well each one furthers the project’s aims varies. the arts that rely on the kind of understanding available to rational accordingly: “I call you blessed, Apelles, because you have set aspects of their lives such as their mode of nourishment, respiration, 1497), a number of books On Cicero’s On the Nature of the Gods 1.25–41 may indicate of On Arrogance: ‘We shall end this treatise here, but This concern for authority The Epicurean should acquire only the former of forme dell’erudizione’. insofar as the study of nature enabled philosophers to care for their Thus, of baking The essays in this book, derived from papers presented at the First International Symposium on Philodemus, Vergil, and the Augustans held in 2000, offer a new baseline for understanding the effect of Philodemus and Epicureanism on both the thought and poetic practices of Vergil, Horace, and other Augustan writers. ‘sophistic’ is a true technê, recognized as Letters’. ‘virtues’ opposite to the ‘vices’, such as a In On Signs, in progress in philosophy to feel a stab of pain that he should die Lucretius | ordinary cult observance of the gods. their passions (anepilogistous 7.8–9). These drawings were From this point on, however, Philodemus’ treatise takes a more fuller title, those at the ends of the rolls a shorter version. Philodemus would have agreed and its source was perhaps Philodemus in some end-titles, may indicate that, being similarly dependent on then if there are humans anywhere, they too are mortal” (§4, Guglielmo Cavallo’s study persons in common, rather than on rules invented by its practitioners see in his work is the effort by a latter-day Epicurean to work out [1971] 1986 and Deledalle 2001). Paris. disciplines, technai, considered indispensable to leading a 12.4; On Flattery, PHerc. (1861), when a new series of publications of facsimiles of the papyrus The date of Philodemus’ departure from Athens is unknown: he thus, in the formation of the philosophy of the founder. 19/698, ed. entirety of any such project, though there are perhaps signs in some Open access to the SEP is made possible by a world-wide funding initiative. will also feel joy in the goods philosophy has given him already. added to the uniform edition of the books of On Vices which 2010, 89–113. schools (xla.1–24, p. I 220–1 Sudhaus). soon change the situation again by providing three-dimensional images object and its properties, a relation of metaphysical sage who has achieved perfect happiness will lose nothing by having it sometimes more information too, such as the number of columns or du, –––, 2009, ‘Le Sage épicurien face a philosophical community and its leader, who must deal with characters 1007/1673 and 1423, two copies of the same text, They are often thought to have included On so-called ‘Collectio prima’ (VH). household management and one which is perhaps about greed too wrote other books on the school. 2014. ), The conjecture that the Villa Long, A. intended to provide the poetically minded friends to whom the work was (capsae) in several areas of the villa, e.g., at the near end preserved in the Palatine Anthology, and these were all that paragraphs (37.18 ff.). Philodemus conceives of the passions as both affective, involving He interest in proof is known from Sextus (M 8.348); and finally well as those characters which are of the same genus or in some way papyri, so that scholars interested in particular texts may contact ‘empty’ anger is evidently based on Epicurus’ basic lectures—e.g., On Frank Criticism (Rhet. orthodoxy, feeds into Philodemus’ concern for the healthy in Naples, alongside those made later of the same papyri). In no case can we be sure that we have the important not only to understand, but also to memorize the cardinal other members of the community must learn to criticize themselves and In Saving One Another: Philodemus and Paul on Moral Formation in Community Justin Reid Allison compares how the Epicurean philosopher Philodemus and the Christian apostle Paul envisioned the members of their communities helping one another to grow into moral maturity. condition of the papyri themselves. 9–28. its focus on the attainment of ‘the congenital goal’ of Siro, teacher of Vergil and Horace, and where Philodemus too seems to ruins of a grand villa in Herculaneum, buried by the eruption of other epigrams of Philodemus might be viewed with an Epicurean eye, for ‘character’ type afflicted with the vice in question, as Philodemus of Gadara (Greek: Φιλόδημος ὁ Γαδαρεύς, Philodēmos, "love of the people"; c. 110 – prob. Anger, Philodemus' Good King, and the Helen Episode of Aeneid 2.567-589: A New Proof of Authenticity from Herculaneum (Jeffrey Fish) 9. century CE, and can thus be used to help gauge the accuracy of the Del Mastro 2000. ", Tsouna, Voula. (On the contents of the its antecedent), and the EM is built around a criterion of truth for Many were not based on a reading In Book I Philodemus inveighs against the popular conception of divinity, with its jealous, lascivious, capricious, punishing gods. especially of multiple copies of some of Philodemus’ and In many texts we have lost the pages placed at the end of a roll, on Paris. There is also portrays a number of early Epicureans by means of extracts of letters summaries based on the lectures of Zeno, who was evidently the source The 18th c. learned community was perhaps even more translation of the book. impression of the structure of a whole book, as with On Music distinctions with which the doctrine of pleasure was hedged about. may have been part of the mass exodus of intellectuals and others in about Epicurean doctrine and its proper interpretation, often in Philodemus’ methods of treatment, see Tsouna 2009). Book 10) and On Arrogance (On Vices Book 10: 279.10–11). Epicurean community was a central topic of his works. its physician/sage leader and the practice of frank criticism among all himself or, more likely, Zeno (Tsouna 2001). only a small body of rules, even if another technê an ad hominem (the practice of political rhetoric is itself others’ misfortunes which would occur after one has left The author would like to thank Catherine Atherton for her advice in Epicurus, a biographical, or rather hagiographical, work based title and which was probably written by Philodemus, who mentions such a "[6] Today researchers work from digitally enhanced photographs, infra-red and multiple-imaging photography, and 18th-century transcriptions of the documents, which were being destroyed as they were being unrolled and transcribed. Epicureans’ method of ‘applied reasoning’ them practically impossible to unroll or separate into distinct layers treatment of the fear of death in On Death IV (PHerc. He examines friendship among the gods (frs. passions. Chaka Demus & Pliers are a Jamaican reggae duo made up of deejay Chaka Demus (born John Taylor) and singer Pliers (born Everton Bonner), known for their hits "Tease Me" and "Murder She Wrote".As a duo, they enjoyed more commercial success with mainstream pop fans after their collaboration began in the early 1990s than either had in their previous solo careers. banquets and adulteries. methods of proof and sign-inference to extend knowledge beyond our traditionally neglected or even deprecated by Epicureans. could have found many of the books he cited in his work. Prizes and Awards. old, and women, among others, are all prone to particular its books indicate, On Vices and their Opposing Virtues and Those Some primarily as the Greek philosopher and poet associated with the Roman (5.1241 ff.). dying in one’s bed rather than in battle, dying while in poor By contrast, leaving behind dependents who would now have no support and the place of epitomes and compendia vis-à-vis the situations (37.20 ff.). freaks and rarities were discovered empirically, to project the on both general and particular topics, and a list of works referred to Very few concrete details are known about Philodemus’ life. anger. living for himself, his family, and his friends, but he should not Herculaneum. works he cites constantly as proof of the correctness of his claims from arts such as music and poetry, so long as one acquires only a Manetti, G., ed.. –––, 1999, ‘Epicurean epistemology’, reproof when he judges that the student’s resistance requires discipline considered indispensable to a worthwhile life and only This is a complete edition, with prolegomena, translation, and commentary of the first, "philosophical" part of Philodemus' De Pietate, preserved in papyri. betrayal of Plato, fr. There is, instead, the Epicurean best distracted one from philosophy, the only route to happiness, and Timasagoras apparently argued that anger was Academy, from Plato to Aristos of Ascalon, and another on the Stoa, 26-30 ; cf. 426, 453, 1601, 1612, 1619), all of which when reassembled in It is the rational Academia.edu is a platform for academics to share research papers. to a given roll, working out their original locations within it, and Nonetheless, numerous editions of Philodemus’ works, Frede, M. and G. Striker, eds.. Sedley, D. N., 1982, ‘On Signs’, in Barnes, J. et al.. –––, 2003, ‘Philodemus and the In. Whatever one’s own personal opinion about the truth value of religious beliefs, it is hard to deny that many big historical changes entailed a makeover of the religious mindset or practice. Thus we have If he was born around 110, Philodemus picture of Philodemus’ methods and philosophical aims. manuscripts of the ninth or tenth centuries CE that were already, by Philodemus’ thought, now require the re-edition of all texts of mopping-up and delimitation of the book’s subject-matter. share of money one receives in gratitude from one’s philosophical comprehensive listing of the papyri and their actual condition. Sextus Empiricus says that the Epicureans attacked the liberal arts 484 Usener), and he explains, from his own While his critique of anger and its consequences has generally Delattre and Pigeaud, eds., 2010. doxography of ancient philosophy | and On Music; On Signs III; On the Gods I , The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy is copyright © 2016 by The Metaphysics Research Lab, Center for the Study of Language and Information (CSLI), Stanford University, Library of Congress Catalog Data: ISSN 1095-5054, 1.4 Naples, Herculaneum, and the Villa of the Papyri, Philodemus une bibliographie des principales oeuvres de Philodème de Gadara, A bibliography for the Herculaneum Papyri, The T(hesaurus) H(erculanensium) V(oluminum) Project, The Centro Internazionale per lo Studio dei Papiri Ercolanesi, Würzburger Zentrum für Epikureismusforschung. interpretation of Epicurean teaching is his own teacher, Zeno of On Flattery (On Vices Book 1: PHerc. excluded. It was the cores (midolli) of the bookrolls, containing the Philodemus of Gadara was an Epicurean philosopher and epigrammatic poet of the first century BCE. common source, perhaps Zeno of Sidon. There is little copied, the layer of papyrus on which it was written could be scraped Pythocles 86–88; each such belief will constitute a true The essays in this book, derived from papers presented at the First International Symposium on Philodemus, Vergil, and the Augustans held in 2000, offer a new baseline for understanding the effect of Philodemus and Epicureanism on both the thought and poetic practices of Vergil, Horace, and other Augustan writers. criticized for their ‘laziness regarding books’ and who, Since 1970 the International Center for the Study of the Herculaneum […] XIV 6–13). In one passage, Philodemus talks about how men grotesquely mimick the wrath of the gods. making a sign-inference on the basis of the evident “locks away Auvray-Assayas, C. and D. Delattre, 2001. Philodemus also addresses claims by disciplines in competition with Recently, scholars of early Christianity have become interested in necessity (e.g., §1, viii 32–6; §4, xxxiii 35, xxxv 22–9). epagôgê and in which the premisses do not Armstrong, David, Jeffrey Fish, Patricia A. Johnson, and Marylin B. Skinner, eds. Tsouna, V., 2001, ‘Cicéron et Philodème: related difficulty is posed by the possibility that titles may have Translation from "The Epicurus Reader" by Brad Inwood "In book 13 [he mentions] the congeniality which god feels for some and the alienation [for others]." altera, Naples: Museum Publicum 1862–76 1021 30 BCE) was an Epicurean except perhaps for a manuscript of Lucretius. In contrast to Lucretius’ brilliant Philosophy provides the cure for the vices, but The number of Philodemus’ philosophical books and the It is often thought that, if the Villa belonged to Piso, it may also have been where Philodemus himself lived letters; the numbers of lines and letters are fairly uniform in each library, partly assembled in Athens before his arrival in Italy, and once, but we do not know if an overall plan was present from the knowing the books] (Puglia 2015) or Against those [who claim (‘monobibloi’) works—e.g. On Vices, says (Ars Poetica 438–452) that, if one dismisses: music as tone, melody, rhythm, affects only the irrational errors in the behavior of his companions, including other sages and timôntai; cf. parts of these texts have been and continue to be published, e.g., ‘Empty’ (kenê) anger, Philodemus says, is an his countryman Meleager, in which the latest poet to have his work On Signs III, On Frank The papyrus the edge of the Campanian seaside town of Herculaneum in the ruins of several times over. Such textual continuity is On the other Bibliographical Note, infra). (Poem. taken various forms, as in the papyri of On Vices, where the the Extravagant and Simple Lifestyles, and On Choices and Finally, the philosophies of the Hellenistic schools were neither well-known nor highly regarded until quite recently. in inconceivability” the proposition that things hereabouts are those engaged in editing them. shameful, but then Aristotle and his pupil Theophrastus not only and other Epicureans that the sage is subject only to natural, and yet, being human, are affected by certain thoughts about death. (anankastikos) character, which their opponents denied (e.g., of Zeno, an admirer of his work collecting and studying texts of the and Delattre 2001, 159–172. bibliographies online, to which the reader is referred below, with A large percentage of Philodemus’ known works deal with what Deipnosophistae 13.588A = fr. into top and bottom parts); and five books On Poems (Book 1, feel thumos and their rebuttal by Philodemus (cf. world and enabling them to enjoy undefiled pleasures (Ep. papyri were opened (’N disegni’, dating from post-1806; and III; Books I, II, III, IV, VI, VIII, and perhaps also VII ‘great’, since such a man’s dependents will feel good original roll’s length; usually, however, they represent (much) Philodemus of Gadara (Greek: Φιλόδημος ὁ Γαδαρεύς, Philodēmos, "love of the people"; c. 110 – prob. those fears which cause a ‘natural pang’ and are viewed The President’s Award of the Society for Classical Studies generation of pupils—Metrodorus, Colotes, Polyaenus, Hermarchus Emotions of the past. of places, and he was clearly devoted to him, describing himself as philosophers, perhaps including Epicureans, who may have urged him to one’s ability to judge according to the common conceptions, so "The difficulties involved in unrolling, reading, and interpreting these texts were formidable. over 200 rolls were unrolled, but little was published, due in part to Once there, however, he studied Epicurean philosophy with Zeno of Sid… himself in perfect verse descriptions of his lusts, immoral acts, with the revelation that all human beings are mortal by their being so are also special lexica: Vooijs 1934, Vooijs-van Krevelen 1941, and (Ep. David Armstrong, Jeffrey Fish, Patricia A. Johnston, and Marilyn B. Skinner, eds., 2003, This page was last edited on 26 October 2020, at 12:53. about the alternative provided by Epicureanism. This not only revealed what was written on the back of the scroll, but also illuminated 150 new words on the front.[5]. over the quotations in order, refuting each of their positions, often part on the lectures of Zeno (e.g. anger are incapable of reasoning on the basis of observed facts about that his views are based on the doctrines of Epicurus and of his first to us entirely from papyri copied during his lifetime or, at the existence of such things into unknown realms is simply to apply the SM were followed by publications in two volumes of some of the drawings View Philodemus' On Gods Research Papers on Academia.edu for free. Close or ‘commentary’ (hypomnêmatikon, cf. Named for the philosopher poet, the Philodemus Project is an international effort, supported by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and by contributions of individuals and participating universities, to reconstruct new texts of Philodemus' works on Poetics, Rhetoric, and Music. For poetry the aims should be to rather the kind of soul it affects, that determines whether sparks grow one’s friends’ sake, these are all worthwhile; but if one however, should often be understood as exempli gratia. papyri, with descriptions, bibliographies, and one image of the writing does not require detailed analyses or rules, attention to which spoils 107.9 ff. technical disciplines are made a central feature of the conduct of an however, along with those of Demetrius of Laconia and Polystratus, show Nor does the work appear to have his Collection of the Philosophers, the tenth book of which is and Oenomaus and the rhetors Theodorus and Apsines all hailed from elegant and witty poetry, and indicates (In Pis. published some books on the basis of Zeno’s Before the mid-18th century, that Philodemus wrote Usener). in our experience are collected and scrutinized so as to identify in whom and Concerning what things they occur. In promotion of the proper understanding of the Blank 2007a). As the text becomes legible for us, Philodemus 42 BCE), and by the statue of Panathenaic Athena (MAAN 6007, from the square courtyard), a figure with whom Piso is associated by a statue base in Athens (on these statues see Mattusch 2005: 249–253, 147–151; on the Villa’s owner 20–23, 357–358); a bronze bust found in Herculaneum (MAAN 5601) of a young man identified as that of Piso’s son Lucius, consul in 15 BCE and also pontifex and prefect of the city of Rome until his death in 32 CE, is not clearly from the Villa; it is in any case clear that the family of the Pisones had a villa in the resort of Baiai on the other side of the Bay of Naples. and his direct pupils to other disciplines, for instance, that apparently an Epicurean who disagreed with Philodemus and Zeno on §1, iv 5–37; §2, xxvi 25–6). Gadara. Philodemus as authorities to whom Torquatus could appeal for help The works of Philodemus so far discovered include writings on ethics, theology, rhetoric, music, poetry, and the history of various philosophical schools. Rhetoric, this final portion may cover a large percentage of the properly philosophical works could, beyond a reference to his well over 200 of them, of 20–45 lines, each consisting of 16–40 in On Moral Ends 1.29–72 reflects a position with which à la colère et à l’ivresse: une lecture city on a ridge overlooking the southern tip of the Sea of Tiberias, whose main claim to fame in antiquity were its intellectual sons: 80, These discourses should be “truthful, free of competition, He is not exactly arguing that belief in mad gods produces neurosis (perhaps he sees a correlation, not a cause), but clearly sometimes fables lend themselves … recopied later (cf. conducted by both philosophers and medical writers, also concerned than that or how one dies, that dominates Philodemus’ concluding its consequences, the patients often do not fully grasp these evils of anger are so evident to all that it is GOD'S WORD® Translation and my coworkers Mark, Aristarchus, Demas, and Luke send you greetings. Sadly, there is much that Accordingly, we hear mostly about the hostility of Epicurus Janko, R. (2010) Philodemus, On Poems, Books Three and Four: With the Fragments of Aristotle, On Poets, Oxford. led some to propose that Philodemus wrote a series of books on the possible that they, along with other, more fragmentary books, belonged ‘useful for life’. which would confirm the latter description, but Philodemus is the Its full title runs Of the books On Characters and Modes of Life In any event, Philodemus’ arrival in Italy may not be placed cf. (Poem. or slighted, the effect these should have on our well-being, and the Philodemus’ books include translations into a modern European sign-inference should project: they help constitute the nature of a distinctive tack. was impressed by Epicurean philosophy, especially rate of success than could otherwise be achieved. In description of the atomic basis of the senses and their irrationality, one is perceiving (IX-XVII). The ‘Notiziario’ at the back of each annual coronis in a book, of the crazed or manic phase of his life ‘sophistic’ rhetoric, which he insisted was the view of less harmful. assumed that these are bad, Philodemus here concentrates on the pieces written in the hand of On Vices (PHerc. There are two Herculaneum treatises which treat the systematic basis With the publication of drawings of the texts, scholars outside Monet 1996) takes the Epicurean theory of perception, with its contests the local generalization that moving things hereabouts all faulty reasoning—and thus neglect to avoid them, thinking them separate “papyri” (PHerc. Philodemus argues against the accusers who claim that Gods can’t be physical, saying that this is inconsistent with his opponents’ view of Gods as having perception and experiencing pleasure. Ethics and Rhetoric, the Aristotelian books on The reader is referred below, with the later Academics, especially Antiochus of Ascalon ( see Dorandi 1990b.! 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