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Epicurus, Letter To Menoeceus, 122

Intertexts (texts cited often on the same page as the searched text):

6 results
1. Plato, Republic, None (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

500c. to turn his eyes downward upon the petty affairs of men, and so engaging in strife with them to be filled with envy and hate, but he fixes his gaze upon the things of the eternal and unchanging order, and seeing that they neither wrong nor are wronged by one another, but all abide in harmony as reason bids, he will endeavor to imitate them and, as far as may be, to fashion himself in their likeness and assimilate himself to them. Or do you think it possible not to imitate the things to which anyone attaches himself with admiration? Impossible, he said. Then the lover of wisdom
2. Plato, Symposium, None (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

3. Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics, None (4th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

4. Lucretius Carus, On The Nature of Things, 3.18-3.24, 3.322 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. BCE)

5. New Testament, Matthew, 5.3-5.12 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

5.3. Blessed are the poor in spirit, For theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven. 5.4. Blessed are those who mourn, For they shall be comforted. 5.5. Blessed are the gentle, For they shall inherit the earth. 5.6. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst after righteousness, For they shall be filled. 5.7. Blessed are the merciful, For they shall obtain mercy. 5.8. Blessed are the pure in heart, For they shall see God. 5.9. Blessed are the peacemakers, For they shall be called sons of God. 5.10. Blessed are those who have been persecuted for righteousness' sake, For theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven. 5.11. Blessed are you when people reproach you, persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely, for my sake. 5.12. Rejoice, and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven. For that is how they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
6. Epicurus, Letter To Menoeceus, 129, 127

Subjects of this text:

subject book bibliographic info
assimilation to god Frede and Laks (2001) 172
beatitudes Despotis and Lohr (2022) 284
community Despotis and Lohr (2022) 284
conversion,process Despotis and Lohr (2022) 284
dido Gordon (2012) 70
diodorus (mentioned in senecas de vita beata) Gordon (2012) 70
divine Despotis and Lohr (2022) 284
gnostic/gnosticism Despotis and Lohr (2022) 284
goal/telos of philosophical life Despotis and Lohr (2022) 284
grace Despotis and Lohr (2022) 284
greek terms,ἡδονή Gordon (2012) 3
happiness/ eudaimonia Frede and Laks (2001) 172
hermarchus Gordon (2012) 3
homer Gordon (2012) 70
lucretius Gordon (2012) 3, 70
metanoia/metanoeō Despotis and Lohr (2022) 284
metrodorus Gordon (2012) 3, 70
odysseus Gordon (2012) 70
pain Gordon (2012) 3
perfection Despotis and Lohr (2022) 284; Frede and Laks (2001) 172
phaeacians Gordon (2012) 70
philodemus,social network Allison (2020) 40
philodemus,socio-economic location Allison (2020) 40
pleasure Gordon (2012) 3
polyaenus Gordon (2012) 3
relationship' Despotis and Lohr (2022) 284
seneca (the younger) Gordon (2012) 70
telos Gordon (2012) 3
tetrapharmakos Gordon (2012) 3
theia Frede and Laks (2001) 172
transcendence,immanence Frede and Laks (2001) 172