The epicureans, like the Stoics, preached the necessity of superiority to bodily pains and external circumstances.
Alexander of Abunoteichos expelled ‘Christians and epicureans’ by name from his séances.
Such was the doctrine of the epicureans, of Democritus, and of Aristotle.
At the beginning of the Christian era, the cultured Romans were stoics or epicureans.
The epicureans and the Sophists of France would also be called philosophers.
And you wish that I should make him a dress, similar to those of the epicureans?
A common question among the epicureans; urged by Velleius in Cic.
He exemplified his assertion by the instance of the epicureans and stoics.
The Christians and epicureans were held guilty of the same political offence—‘atheism’.
This was the opinion of all antiquity, excepting the epicureans.
followers of Epicurus (who died at Athens B.C. 270), or adherents of the Epicurean philosophy (Acts 17:18). This philosophy was a system of atheism, and taught men to seek as their highest aim a pleasant and smooth life. They have been called the "Sadducees" of Greek paganism. They, with the Stoics, ridiculed the teaching of Paul (Acts 17:18). They appear to have been greatly esteemed at Athens.