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Lucretius Carus, On The Nature Of Things, 2.1090-2.1104
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1. Cicero, On The Nature of The Gods, 1.116 (2nd cent. BCE - 1st cent. BCE)

1.116. 'But deity possesses an excellence and pre‑eminence which must of its own nature attract the worship of the wise.' Now how can there be any excellence in a being so engrossed in the delights of his own pleasure that he always has been, is, and will continue to be entirely idle and inactive? Furthermore how can you owe piety to a person who has bestowed nothing upon you? or how can you owe anything at all to one who has done you no service? Piety is justice towards the gods; but how can any claims of justice exist between us and them, if god and man have nothing in common? Holiness is the science of divine worship; but I fail to see why the gods should be worshipped if we neither have received nor hope to receive benefit from them.
2. Lucretius Carus, On The Nature of Things, 1.44-1.49, 1.75-1.79, 1.102-1.135, 1.161-1.179, 1.192-1.195, 1.208-1.214, 1.227-1.231, 1.250-1.264, 1.996-1.998, 1.1021-1.1028, 1.1064, 1.1102-1.1112, 1.1114-1.1117, 2.1-2.19, 2.67-2.82, 2.92-2.99, 2.123-2.124, 2.168, 2.172, 2.193, 2.317-2.332, 2.508, 2.569-2.580, 2.646-2.651, 2.1030-2.1039, 2.1041-2.1057, 2.1059-2.1062, 2.1081-2.1083, 2.1091-2.1117, 2.1122-2.1145, 2.1150-2.1174, 3.1-3.2, 3.417, 3.445-3.458, 3.670-3.783, 3.970-3.971, 3.998, 3.1041, 3.1057-3.1067, 3.1090-3.1094, 4.12-4.41, 4.43, 4.733-4.734, 4.760-4.761, 4.1286-4.1287, 5.49-5.51, 5.76-5.90, 5.110-5.125, 5.129, 5.136, 5.146-5.508, 5.783-5.1457, 6.1-6.6, 6.24-6.34, 6.55, 6.379-6.422, 6.1138-6.1286 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. BCE)

3. Diogenes Laertius, Lives of The Philosophers, 10.139 (3rd cent. CE - 3rd cent. CE)

10.139. [A blessed and eternal being has no trouble himself and brings no trouble upon any other being; hence he is exempt from movements of anger and partiality, for every such movement implies weakness [Elsewhere he says that the gods are discernible by reason alone, some being numerically distinct, while others result uniformly from the continuous influx of similar images directed to the same spot and in human form.]Death is nothing to us; for the body, when it has been resolved into its elements, has no feeling, and that which has no feeling is nothing to us.The magnitude of pleasure reaches its limit in the removal of all pain. When pleasure is present, so long as it is uninterrupted, there is no pain either of body or of mind or of both together.
4. Porphyry, Letter To Marcella, 24 (3rd cent. CE - 4th cent. CE)

24. No god is responsible for a man's evils, for he has chosen his lot himself. The prayer which is accompanied by base actions is impure, and |45 therefore not acceptable to God; but that which is accompanied by noble actions is pure, and at the same time acceptable. There are four first principles that must be upheld concerning God—faith, truth, love, hope. We must have faith that our only salvation is in turning to God. And having faith, we must strive with all our might to know the truth about God. And when we know this, we must love Him we do know. And when we love Him we must nourish our souls on good hopes for our life, for it is by their good hopes good men are superior to bad ones. Let then these four principles be firmly held.


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amor, in lucretius Gale, Virgil on the Nature of Things: The Georgics, Lucretius and the Didactic Tradition (2000) 21
animals, origin and growth of Lehoux et al., Lucretius: Poetry, Philosophy, Science (2013) 102
anthropocentrism Lehoux et al., Lucretius: Poetry, Philosophy, Science (2013) 102
anthropomorphization, of atoms / atomization, of humans Kazantzidis, Lucretius on Disease: The Poetics of Morbidity in "De rerum natura" (2021) 35
ataraxia Gale, Virgil on the Nature of Things: The Georgics, Lucretius and the Didactic Tradition (2000) 240
athens Gale, Virgil on the Nature of Things: The Georgics, Lucretius and the Didactic Tradition (2000) 22
atomism Lehoux et al., Lucretius: Poetry, Philosophy, Science (2013) 101
atoms, and combination/collision Lehoux et al., Lucretius: Poetry, Philosophy, Science (2013) 110
atoms, and swerve Lehoux et al., Lucretius: Poetry, Philosophy, Science (2013) 101
burial Kazantzidis, Lucretius on Disease: The Poetics of Morbidity in "De rerum natura" (2021) 35
chance Lehoux et al., Lucretius: Poetry, Philosophy, Science (2013) 101, 102
cicero Lehoux et al., Lucretius: Poetry, Philosophy, Science (2013) 102
cosmology Lehoux et al., Lucretius: Poetry, Philosophy, Science (2013) 99, 101, 102
cosmos/universe Lehoux et al., Lucretius: Poetry, Philosophy, Science (2013) 101, 102
creationism Lehoux et al., Lucretius: Poetry, Philosophy, Science (2013) 102
cycle of growth and decay, in lucretius Gale, Virgil on the Nature of Things: The Georgics, Lucretius and the Didactic Tradition (2000) 21, 22
death, in lucretius Gale, Virgil on the Nature of Things: The Georgics, Lucretius and the Didactic Tradition (2000) 21, 22
des places, e. Simmons, Arnobius of Sicca: Religious Conflict and Competition in the Age of Diocletian (1995) 139
design/purpose Lehoux et al., Lucretius: Poetry, Philosophy, Science (2013) 102, 110
disease, as a force of (re)creation Kazantzidis, Lucretius on Disease: The Poetics of Morbidity in "De rerum natura" (2021) 35
disease, as a force of destruction Kazantzidis, Lucretius on Disease: The Poetics of Morbidity in "De rerum natura" (2021) 35
dreams Gale, Virgil on the Nature of Things: The Georgics, Lucretius and the Didactic Tradition (2000) 22
epicureanism, theology of Simmons, Arnobius of Sicca: Religious Conflict and Competition in the Age of Diocletian (1995) 139
epicureanism Rosa and Santangelo, Cicero and Roman Religion: Eight Studies (2020) 97
epicurus, on divine kindness Simmons, Arnobius of Sicca: Religious Conflict and Competition in the Age of Diocletian (1995) 139
epicurus Gale, Virgil on the Nature of Things: The Georgics, Lucretius and the Didactic Tradition (2000) 21
finales, in lucretius Gale, Virgil on the Nature of Things: The Georgics, Lucretius and the Didactic Tradition (2000) 21, 22
gods, divine control (lack of) Lehoux et al., Lucretius: Poetry, Philosophy, Science (2013) 101, 102, 110
hecate Simmons, Arnobius of Sicca: Religious Conflict and Competition in the Age of Diocletian (1995) 139
law, natural/physical Lehoux et al., Lucretius: Poetry, Philosophy, Science (2013) 101, 102
law Lehoux et al., Lucretius: Poetry, Philosophy, Science (2013) 101, 102
le bonniec Simmons, Arnobius of Sicca: Religious Conflict and Competition in the Age of Diocletian (1995) 139
libertas/libertas Rosa and Santangelo, Cicero and Roman Religion: Eight Studies (2020) 97
lucretius, cycle of growth and decay in Gale, Virgil on the Nature of Things: The Georgics, Lucretius and the Didactic Tradition (2000) 21, 22
lucretius, death in Gale, Virgil on the Nature of Things: The Georgics, Lucretius and the Didactic Tradition (2000) 21, 22
lucretius, politics in Gale, Virgil on the Nature of Things: The Georgics, Lucretius and the Didactic Tradition (2000) 240
lucretius, war in Gale, Virgil on the Nature of Things: The Georgics, Lucretius and the Didactic Tradition (2000) 240
lucretius carus, t Rosa and Santangelo, Cicero and Roman Religion: Eight Studies (2020) 97
marcus (character of de legibus) Rosa and Santangelo, Cicero and Roman Religion: Eight Studies (2020) 97
meteorology, clouds Lehoux et al., Lucretius: Poetry, Philosophy, Science (2013) 110
metus Gale, Virgil on the Nature of Things: The Georgics, Lucretius and the Didactic Tradition (2000) 240
moon Lehoux et al., Lucretius: Poetry, Philosophy, Science (2013) 110
optical illusion Lehoux et al., Lucretius: Poetry, Philosophy, Science (2013) 110
paradox Lehoux et al., Lucretius: Poetry, Philosophy, Science (2013) 102
plague Gale, Virgil on the Nature of Things: The Georgics, Lucretius and the Didactic Tradition (2000) 21, 22, 240
plants Lehoux et al., Lucretius: Poetry, Philosophy, Science (2013) 99, 102
politics, in lucretius Gale, Virgil on the Nature of Things: The Georgics, Lucretius and the Didactic Tradition (2000) 240
politics Lehoux et al., Lucretius: Poetry, Philosophy, Science (2013) 99, 101, 102, 110
proclus Simmons, Arnobius of Sicca: Religious Conflict and Competition in the Age of Diocletian (1995) 139
proems, in lucretius Gale, Virgil on the Nature of Things: The Georgics, Lucretius and the Didactic Tradition (2000) 21, 22
sponte sua Kazantzidis, Lucretius on Disease: The Poetics of Morbidity in "De rerum natura" (2021) 35
theophrastus Lehoux et al., Lucretius: Poetry, Philosophy, Science (2013) 102
velleius, epicurean philosopher' Simmons, Arnobius of Sicca: Religious Conflict and Competition in the Age of Diocletian (1995) 139
venus Gale, Virgil on the Nature of Things: The Georgics, Lucretius and the Didactic Tradition (2000) 21, 22
war, and roman ideology Gale, Virgil on the Nature of Things: The Georgics, Lucretius and the Didactic Tradition (2000) 240
war, in lucretius Gale, Virgil on the Nature of Things: The Georgics, Lucretius and the Didactic Tradition (2000) 240
xenocrates Lehoux et al., Lucretius: Poetry, Philosophy, Science (2013) 102