Sentence Examples


  • He set up an " intelligence bureau " in Rome, instituted mysteries like those of Eleusis, from which his particular enemies the Christians and Epicureans were alike excluded as " profane," and celebrated a mystic marriage between himself and the moon.
  • Cosmological materialism is that form of the doctrine in which the dominant motive is the formation of a comprehensive world-scheme: the Stoics and Epicureans were cosmological materialists.
  • - The Epicureans differed from the Stoics by adopting a purely mechanical view of the worldprocess.
  • The Epicureans, on the other hand, were empirical pessimists.
  • The Epicureans regarded fate as blind chance, while to the Stoics everything is subject to an absolute rational law.

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