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                                   Hellenistic Philosophy

                        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
            Hellenistic Age, their influence declined and two new philosophies were developed. The philosophies
            were Epicureanism and Stoicism.

                   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 natural law.

                   Another form of philosophy included Scepticism.

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