Full Name: Epicurus
Born: 341 BCE
Died: 270 BCE
Hometown: Samos, Greece
Fave Subjects: How to Be Good, Science, The Nature of the Universe
- created his own school of philosophy called “The Garden”
- the first teacher of his era to accept female students
- wrote over 300 works on philosophy
- one of the first thinkers to think about how science should be done
- helped his government figure out how democracy should work
- very kind, even to his slaves, whom he considered fellow philosophers, and whom he later freed
How does living a simple life make us happier?
Pretty cool, huh? You can find out more about Epicurus, and his bid ideas, in our ThinkAboutIt series for kids!