Epicurus, The chiefe of that secte, that of hys name werecalled Epicurei. He esteemed the chiefe felicitle and ende of all perfitnesse to consist in pleasure, not of the bodie as Aristippus did, but of the soule and minde, Lucrecius affirmeth that as the sunne in brightnesse passeth all other starres, so did picurus in morthinesse excel al other philolophers. His life is reported to bee of matueilous sobrietie and continencie: but that name of pleasuce, wherein hee placed felicitie, caused al noluptnons and sensnal Philosophers, of him to be called Epicureos.
Lewis and Short: Latin dictionary
Ĕpĭcūrus, i, m., = *)epi/kouros, the famous Greek philosopher of Gargettus, in Attica, the author of the Epicurean philosophy, so called after him, which assumed pleasure to be the highest good, Cic. Fin. 1, 9, 29; 2, 2 sq.; id. Ac. 2, 42; id. Tusc. 1, 34; 2, 3, 8 et saep.—Deriv., II. Ĕpĭcūrēus, a, um, adj., of Epicurus, Epicurean: medicamenta doloris, i. e.
, Cic. Fin. 2, 7 fin.: secta, Suet. Gram. 8.—More freq. subst.: Ĕpĭcūrēi, ōrum, m., the adherents of the Epicurean philosophy, Epicureans, Cic. Fin. 1, 7, 25; 2, 25, 81; id. Tusc. 1, 31, 77; Vulg. Act. 17, 18 et saep.—In sing., Quint. 6, 3, 78; Suet. Gram. 6.