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Epicurus
Born on Samos around 341 BC. Studied philosophy under followers of Plato and Democritus. Founder of Epicureanism.
Lucretius
Lived 99 - 55 BC, a Roman Epicurean poet and philosopher about whom little is known, but who wrote a wonderful and very influential philosophical poem.
De Rerum Natura (On the Nature of Things)
Lucretius wrote a comprehensive and influential exposition of the Epicurean world-view by this name.