Educated people of the
Hellenistic Age started to turn to philosophy as a substitute for religion.
The schools of Plato and Aristotle
still existed during this era. However, towards the end of the
their influence declined and two new philosophies were developed. The philosophies
Epicurus was born on the island of Samos in 341 B.C. as an Athenian.
He wrote numerous books,
but they were destroyed.
We know much about him because of his biggest follower, Lucretius (99-55 B.C.).
He pictured the
material world made up of tiny atoms moving through space in accordance with
Another form of philosophy included Scepticism.
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