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Headword: Ἡδονή
Adler number: eta,98
Translated headword: pleasure
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[sc. There is pleasure which is] impure and [pleasure which is] the natural state, about which Epicurus used to express his opinion, positing that pleasure is the end of all things.[1] That is, the very first good, which is god.
Greek Original:
Ἡδονή: ἡ ἀκάθαρτος καὶ ἡ φυσικὴ κατάστασις, ἣν Ἐπίκουρος ἐδογμάτιζε, τέλος παντὸς πράγματος τὴν ἡδονὴν εἶναι τιθέμενος. τουτέστι τὸ πρώτιστον ἀγαθόν, ὅ ἐστι θεός.
Notes:
cf. generally eta 97, eta 99. The source of the present entry's material is indeterminable.
[1] Epicurus: epsilon 2404, epsilon 2405, epsilon 2406.
Keywords: biography; definition; philosophy; religion
Translated by: Marcelo Boeri on 12 December 2003@11:44:47.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (modified translation) on 12 December 2003@21:43:02.
David Whitehead (x-refs and another keyword; cosmetics) on 16 December 2003@02:57:38.
David Whitehead (another note; more keywords) on 5 December 2012@09:28:34.
Catharine Roth (modified translation) on 29 July 2018@02:08:43.

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