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    DescriptionThe school of Greek philosopher Epicurus, which became known as the Garden, famously put great stock in happiness and pleasure. As a philosophical community, and a way of seeing the world, Epicureanism had a centuries-long life in Athens and Rome, as well as across the Mediterranean."The Invention and Gendering of Epicurus" studies how the Garden's outlook on pleasure captured Greek and Roman imaginations---particularly among non-Epicureans---for generations after its legendary founding. Unsympathetic sources from disparate eras generally focus not on historic personages but on the symbolic Epicurean. And yet the traditions of this imagined Garden, with its disreputable women and unmanly men, give us intermittent glimpses of historical Epicureans and their conceptions of the Epicurean life.Pamela Gordon suggests how a close hearing and contextualization of anti-Epicurean discourse leads us to a better understanding of the cultural history of Epicureanism. Her primary focus is on sources hostile to the Garden, but her Epicurean-friendly perspective is apparent throughout. Her engagement with ancient anti-Epicurean texts makes more palpable their impact on modern responses to the Garden.Intended both for students and for scholars of Epicureanism and its response, the volume is organized primarily according to the themes common among Epicurus' detractors. It considers the place of women in Epicurean circles, as well as the role of Epicurean philosophy in Homer and other writers.

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    The Invention and Gendering of Epicurus
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Pamela Gordon
    Physical properties
    Format: Microfilm
    Number of pages: 222
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 152 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 503 g
    Greek, Ancient (to 1453)
    ISBN 13: 9780472118083
    ISBN 10: 0472118080

    BIC E4L: PHI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S2.1
    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HPCA
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15540
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 52
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    Ingram Subject Code: PH
    Libri: I-PH
    B&T General Subject: 495
    DC22: 187
    BISAC V2.8: PHI002000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 53
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010, LIT004190
    Abridged Dewey: 187
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: B573 .G67 2012
    DC23: 187
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    The University of Michigan Press
    Imprint name
    The University of Michigan Press
    Publication date
    15 April 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Ann Arbor, MI
    Author Information
    Pamela Gordon is Chair of the Department of Classics at the University of Kansas and the author of "Epicurus in Lycia: The Second-Century World of Diogenes of Oenoanda."
    Review quote
    "Gordon's unique approach is to examine the critics, mostly Roman, of Epicurus and his followers with a view toward finding a balanced description of this ancient school, known as the Garden, remnants of which lasted almost half a millenium.Excellent bibliography. Highly recommended."-- P.A./i>--P.A. Streveler "Choice "