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EPICURUS OF SAMOS: HIS PHILSOPHY AND LIFE

EPICURUS OF SAMOS: HIS PHILSOPHY AND LIFE

All the Principal Source Texts Compiled and Introduced by Hiram Crespo

Read by James Gillies and Jonathan Booth
6 hours 21 minutes

Epicurus of Samos (341-270 BCE) was the founder of the philosophical system to which he gave his name: Epicureanism. It is a label that is often misused and misunderstood today, with ‘a life of pleasure’ as the key aim misinterpreted as a life of indulgence. In fact, the philosophy of Epicurus demonstrated also by his life, was anything but! Continue Reading →

James Gillies

James Gillies

James Gillies trained at the Royal Scottish Conservatoire, and initially taught Speech and Drama, developing many of the core school examinations in the subject. From the 1990s he became a familiar voice across BBC television and radio. He left in 2013 to concentrate on his favourite part of the job: performance and, in particular, storytelling. Since then he has recorded hundreds of projects, including one to two audiobooks per month, and voiced ads and games for clients around the globe. James lives on Speyside in Scotland.