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A Life Worthy of the Gods: The Materialist Psychology of Epicurus Paperback – November 20, 2008
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"David Konstan attempts to flesh out the Epicurean explanation of the causes of unhappiness: "empty beliefs" (kenodoxia)-most importantly, the groundless fear of death-and the irrational desires that fuel and are fueled by them". - JHP
About the Author
David Konstan received his B.A. in Mathematics and his Ph.D. in Classics at Columbia University. He is currently the John Rowe Workman Distinguished Professor of Classics and the Humanistic Tradition, Professor in Comparative Literature, as well as a member of the Graduate Faculty of Theatre, Speech, and Dance at Brown University. His books include: Roman Comedy (1983); Sexual Symmetry: Love in the Ancient Novel and Related Genres (1994); Greek Comedy and Ideology (1995); Friendship in the Classical World (1997); Euripides' Cyclops, introduction and notes by Konstan (2001); Pity Transformed (2001); and The Emotions of the Ancient Greeks (2006).
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