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Tetrapharmakos

Tetrapharmakos
The four-part cure[edit] Don't fear god, Don't worry about death; What is good is easy to get, and What is terrible is easy to endure (Philodemus, Herculaneum Papyrus, 1005, 4.9–14).[2] In the original Greek: Ἄφοβον ὁ θεός, ἀνύποπτον ὁ θάνατος καὶ τἀγαθὸν μὲν εὔκτητον, τὸ δὲ δεινὸν εὐεκκαρτέρητον (Philodemus, Herculaneum Papyrus, 1005, 4.9–14) "The fundamental obstacle to happiness, says Epicurus, is anxiety," writes D. S. Analysis[edit] The following is a description of each line as the Epicureans understood it. Don’t fear god[edit] As a prelude to "Don't worry about death," the concept of "god" in Epicurus' time was incompatible to Epicurus' beliefs. Don’t worry about death[edit] As D. What is good is easy to get[edit] Sustenance and shelter, these things can be acquired by anyone—by both animal and human—with minimal effort, regardless of wealth. What is terrible is easy to endure[edit] References and notes[edit]

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