Saturday, November 20, 2010


Prison Break

Epicurus, Vatican Collection 58, text from Hermann Usener, "Epikurische Spruchsammlung," in his Kleine Schriften I (Leipzig: B.G. Teubner, 1912), pp. 297-325 (at 318), tr. Cyril Bailey in Whitney J. Oates, ed., The Stoic and Epicurean Philosophers (New York: Random House, 1940), p. 43:
We must release ourselves from the prison of affairs and politics.

Ἐκλυτέον ἑαυτοὺς ἐκ τοῦ περὶ τὰ ἐγκύκλια καὶ πολιτικὰ δεσμωτηρίου.
Telemaco Signorini (1835-1901), Bagno Penale a Portoferraio

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