This Course will discuss the controversial topic of where, if at all, Epicurus is portrayed by Raphael in his "School of Athens" fresco.  The course will cover the alleged identifies and representations of other famous Greek philosophers in the fresco, and discuss the possibilities for Epicurus' appearance.

The purpose of this class is to familiarize the student with the basics of what is known historically about the life of Epicurus. When this course is complete, the student will have a general understanding of the personal history of Epicurus and how he fit within the series of well known ancient Greek philosophers.