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The Third Panhellenic Symposium of Epicurean Philosophy

The Friends of Epicurean Philosophy of the Garden of Athens and the Garden of Salonica are holding the Third Panhellenic Symposium of Epicurean Philosophy, Athens, on 9-10 February 2013. The symposium is taking place under the auspices of the Municipality of Pallini at the Cultural Center of Pallini in Gerakas (a locality adjacent to the central suburbs of Athens and part of the municipality). The municipality includes the ancient district of Gargettus, with which Epicurus was associated. The program is divided into The Philosophy of Epicurus (Saturday) and Epicurean Philosophy from Antiquity to Today (Sunday). The first and second symposia were held at the same venue on 12-13 February 2011 and 11-12 February 2012.

Websites of the Garden of Athens and Garden of Salonica: Επικούρεια Φιλοσοφία; Στέκι φίλων επικούρειας φιλοσοφίας. The Garden of Athens website has a press release in English giving summary details of the 3rd Symposium and the programs of the first and second symposia.

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The Second Panhellenic Symposium of Epicurean Philosophy

The Garden of Athens, with the Garden of Salonica, held the Second Panhellenic Symposium of Epicurean Philosophy in Athens on 11-12 February 2012. The symposium took place at the Cultural Centre of Pallini, a municipality which includes the ancient district of Gargettus with which Epicurus is understood to have been associated.

The program was divided into: The Philosophy of Epicurus (1 The Quest for Truth, 2 The Quest for Sources, 3 The Art of Happy Living) and Epicurean Philosophy from Antiquity to Our Times (4 Epicureans in Antiquity, 5 The Eternal Value of the Epicurean Philosophy).

A Hellas News television report on the symposium is currently accessible online.

The first Symposium was held at the same venue on 12-13 February 2011.

Websites of the Garden of Athens and Garden of Salonica: Επικούρεια Φιλοσοφία; Στέκι φίλων Επικούρειας φιλοσοφίας. Details of the Symposium programs are available in English. On Epicurus and Gargettus cf. Diogenes Laertius, Lives of Eminent Philosophers, 10.1.