The purpose of this class is to familiarize the student with the fundamental doctrines of Epicurean philosophy.

When this course is complete, the student will know both the major doctrines of Epicurus and the major controversies in modern scholarship over the meaning of a number of key Epicurean positions.

The student will also have a general background of where Epicurean Philosophy fits in the general religious and philosophical landscape of both ancient Athens and the modern world.