PHILODEMUS , Epicurean philosopher and poet, was
See also:born at
See also:Gadara in Coele-
See also:Syria early in the 1st century B.C., and settled in Rome in the
See also:time of
See also:Cicero . He was a friend of
See also:Piso, and was implicated in his profligacy by Cicero (in Pisonem, 29), who, however, praises him warmly for his philosophic views and for the elegans lascivia of his poems (cf . Horace, Satires, 1 . 2 . 120) . The Greek
See also:anthology contains
See also:thirty-four of his epigrams . Froth the excavations of the
See also:villa at
See also:Herculaneum (q.v.) there have been recovered thirty-six
See also:treatises attributed to Philodemus, and it has been suggested that the villa was actually owned by him; but this is generally denied . These
See also:deal with
See also:music, rhetoric, ethics, signs, virtues and vices, and defend the Epicurean standpoint against the
See also:Stoics and the Peripatetics . The Rhetoric has been edited by Sudhaus (1892-1895) ; the De Ira and the De Pietate by
See also:Gomperz (1864 to 1865) ; the De Musica by Kempke (1884) ; De Vitiis by Ussing (1868) ; De Morte by Mekler (1886) . See Hercul . Volum . (
See also:Oxford, 1824 and 1861); Mayor on Cicero's De Natura deorum (1871) .
PHILOLAUS (b. c. 48o)
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