Philodemus and Lucretius on Death

The Halloween season is upon us, and I thought I’d share a selection of Epicurean literature with teachings concerning death, which are much more varied than most people realize. All are commentaries on the second Principal Doctrine, which says: Death is nothing to us; for what has disintegrated lacks awareness, and what lacks awareness is … Read more


About the Curator: Hiram Crespo is the founder/editor of, and the author of Tending the Epicurean Garden (Humanist Press, 2014), How to Live a Good Life (Penguin Random House, 2020) and Epicurus of Samos – His Philosophy and Life: All the principal Classical texts Compiled and Introduced by Hiram Crespo (Ukemi Audiobooks, 2020). He’s … Read more