July 4, 2019

#58 How The Christians Wiped Out Epicureanism

When Christians banned other religions and philosophies in the late 4th century, Plato and Aristotle, pagans who believed in the immortality of the soul, could ultimately […]
June 28, 2019

#57 Lucretius “On The Nature Of Things”

Let’s get deep into some Lucretius, the Roman Epicurean philosopher poet. Today I want to read from “On the Nature of Things”. * As our Alexander […]
June 24, 2019

#56 Poggio Bracciolini Part 4

In 1417, Poggio made the greatest discovery of his career – Lucretius’ De Rerum Natura, aka “On The Nature Of Things”, the last surviving copy of […]
June 7, 2019

#55 Poggio Bracciolini Part 3

So back to January 1417. Poggio made a number of book hunting trips that winter. So he must have had a lot of funding from back […]