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1. Cf. D.L. 10.136 = Epic. 2 U = 7 Arr. f) 8i xapà. Kal (ilj à.7tovia Kara JåV1]CHV evepyeia (3�,enovsat. 2. Strictly speaking, these maxims are attributed to Epicurus or his followers, but nobody I think would argue that a prohibition against poetry was added by a later Epicurean without the master's own authority.

3. Gerhard 1909, p. 104; Maresch 1987, pp. 26-51, esp. 27, 30f., 35 (text), 46-8 (comm.). For these references and for much useful discussion on the nature of Epicurean poetry I am grateful to Dirk Obbink. 4. "Albucius (2)," RE 1 (1892) 1330f. 5. Donatus vita Verg. 68 [Uergilius] audiait a Sirone praecepta Epicuri, cuius doc- trinae socium habuit Varium. Cf. Jerome Chron. ad ol. 140.4 Varius et Tucca Vergiiii contubernales poetae habentur illustres, although not everyone agrees that Tucca was in fact a poet; cf. Naumann 1938. 6. It does not tell against this interpretation that at least some of the extant fragments of this poem (p. 100 Morel) seem to concern Marc Antony: consolation literature often uses the death of a friend or relative (or in this case a Roman leader) as an obvious point of departure for a disquisition on the nature of death and how it should be borne by those left behind. Ungar 1870, p. 78 argues for its being a Lehrgedicht; cf. further Rostagni 1961; RE 8A1 1955, col. 412, s.v. L. Varius (21) Rufus; Gigante 1990, 56ff.

7. Le., Epicurus called after his Attic deme; cf. D.L. 10.1, Suidae vita. 8. Cf. AJP 108 (1987) 315 f. The presence of Vergil and Plotius in the Herculaneum papyri, long conjectured, has been recently confirmed; cf. Gigante and Capasso 1989, with frontpiece plate. For ancient literary testimony, cf. Cronert 1906,125 f. Vergil's patron Maecenas also wrote poetry with an Epicurean flavor; cf. Ferguson 1990, 2263f. Ferguson 2268 also suggests Vergil's friend Octavius Musa, who was in the Naple circle, but we do not know if his poetry was in any way Epicurean. 9. Horace's use of philosophical themes is far too complex to deal with here; in brief, though, we can say that like Philodemos he uses what in a philosophical treatise would be doctrine as poetical topoi. Thus although in one poem he calls himself Epicuri de grege porcum (Ep. 1.4.16), in another epistle he more truthfully says that he is nullius addictus iurare verba magistri (1.1.14). Cf. De Witt 1939, pp. 127-34; Fraenkel 1957, pp. 254-7. Note in partucular Odes 1.31, which ends with distinctly Epicurean and Philodemean echoes in praise of the simple needs of the good life (cf. Nisbet-Hubbard's comm., pp. 348, 355f.), including the compos- ing of poetry (nec cithara carentem). 10. That 10.138 indicates Diogenes was an Epicurean, or at any rate more Epicurean than anything else, is argued by (i.a.) Gigon 1986, p. 137. For an assessment of Diogenes' epigrams, cf. Mejer 1978, pp. 46-50; Gigante 1986. At 1.63, Diogenes mentions that his Pammetros contained poems on famous men "in all meters and rhythms, in epigrams and in lyrics"; cf. Mejer 1978, p. 48 n. 102 for

a list of the meters in the extant poems. Gigante 1986 pp. 39f. argues that the many epigrams on the death of philosophers earn Diogenes "un posto nella let- teratura antica nepi 9avá'tou." 11. After Horace the Epicurean views found in the poets tend to become more literary motifs and borrowings (often from Philodemos), and hence less mean- ingful from our point of view. There is little of value in Disch 1921, who discuss- es Vergil, Horace, Tibullus, Propertius, and Ovid. Cf. the remarks of Courtney 1991, pp. 11-14, on several seemingly Epicurean poems: "Petronius is in no sense propagating Epicurean doctrine, but is quite willing to allow his characters to justify their acts by recourse to a superficial Epicureanism."

12. Cf. KD 29 with scholion · (P'Uatlc&; xai avayxaia5 tiyeixai 6 'E�rtixovpo5 Ta5 &Xyny6vo; aao�.ovaa5, 6);'AO'C6V eni 8n)to\)�' · cpvrnxa5 8i 0161C avayxaia5 8i T0(; ttOLKt�.�O�OO� )l6vov TT]V f)8ovl1V, gh �!tE�aipo\)�6va!; 8�,c6 a7�yr��a, w5 no�mea,il amia. 13. 1983, p. 16 with n. 12, p. 78 n. 58. 14. D.L. 10.26; cf. Sedley 1976.

15. See now Dorandi 1990.

16. Athen. 5.187b = 56 U 6 8e 'E. å1tlxv-r!XÇ eiatj7aye npocpnta5 &-r6goov.. 17. Sider (forthcoming).

18. Cf. White 1978; Saller 1989.

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