Youth's Magazine,  3rd ser. 4 (1831), 239–40.

Biographical Sketches

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[1] Euclid of Alexandria, the Mathematician, Flourished, B.C. 277


Scientific Practitioners, Ancient Authorities, Mathematics

[2] Epicurus, the Grecian Philosopher. B.C. 270


Scientific Practitioners, Ancient Authorities, Morality, Cosmology, Immorality, Infidelity

    Describes Epicurus as a man of great virtue, and his followers as having departed from his principles in their sensuality. 'According to some writers, their tenets were, that "the world was made by a fortuitous concourse of atoms; that there is no superintending Providence over human affairs; that the souls of men die with their bodies; that consequently there are neither rewards nor punishments after death; and that pleasure [...] is the supreme and only good"' (240).

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