athambia


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review of James Warren, Epicurus and Democritean Ethics: An Archaeology of Ataraxia, by Jeffrey S. Purinton
According to Clement, "Democritus ... identifies the telos as euthymia, which he also terms euest˘ ... . Hecateus says that it is autarkeia, Apollodotus of Cyzicus psychag˘gia -- and similarly Nausiphanes says akataplŕxia, which he claims is the same as what Democritus called athambia. Further, Diotimus [takes as the goal] the completeness of goods, which he said is termed euest˘." Are these all names for the same thing? Eventually Warren will argue that they are not.
http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/bmcr/2002/2002-10-01.html
What definition should you give for "athambia"? I like "absence of pain in the soul".
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