Wednesday, May 01, 2019



Epicurus, Principal Doctrines 14 = Diogenes Laertius 10.143 (tr. Brad Inwood and L.P. Gerson):
The purest security is that which comes from a quiet life and withdrawal from the many, although a certain degree of security from other men does come by means of the power to repel [attacks] and by means of prosperity.

τῆς ἀσφαλείας τῆς ἐξ ἀνθρώπων γενομένης μέχρι τινὸς δυνάμει τε ἐξερειστικῇ καὶ εὐπορίᾳ, εἰλικρινεστάτη γίνεται ἡ ἐκ τῆς ἡσυχίας καὶ ἐκχωρήσεως τῶν πολλῶν ἀσφάλεια.

τε codd.: τινὶ Usener
ἐξερειστικῇ vel sim. codd.: ἐξοριστικῇ Meibom

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