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Single Idea 2637

[catalogued under 28. God / A. Divine Nature / 2. Divine Nature]

Full Idea

For Epicureans the gods are made of atoms, so in that case they are not eternal.

Gist of Idea

For Epicureans gods are made of atoms, and are not eternal


report of Epicurus (fragments/reports [c.289 BCE]) by M. Tullius Cicero - On the Nature of the Gods ('De natura deorum') I.68

Book Reference

Cicero: 'The Nature of the Gods', ed/tr. McGregor,Horace [Penguin 1972], p.96