Hiram Crespo

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About

In 2013, I embraced the teaching mission of the Epicurean Gardens. What this means is that I've made a commitment to educate people about Epicurean philosophy.

As part of this effort, I have been producing content on the Society of Friends of Epicurus webpage, which I created and maintain, and also was commissioned to write the book Tending the Epicurean Garden by Humanist Press. The book is now available from amazon. It's an interdisciplinary, modern introduction to Epicurean philosophy which draws from neuroscience, diet, and research by social scientists on the science of happiness, and shows how contemporary research vindicates Epicurean teachings. 

More recently, I authored a chapter on Epicureanism for the book How to Live a Good Life (Penguin Random House, 2020) and the upcoming audiobook Epicurus of Samos – His Philosophy and Life: All the principal Classical texts Compiled and Introduced by Hiram Crespo (Ukemi Audiobooks, 2020).

I keep my audience engaged via blogging at The Autarkist and in several other platforms, and write a column for the most visited webpage and daily paper in Puerto Rico, El Nuevo Día. I've also translated into Spanish and written commentaries on the scrolls that survived the Herculaneum eruption in the year 79 of Common Era (and other works), some of the translations of which were either not affordable or very difficult to find by most English and Spanish speakers before I began my teaching mission.

As you can imagine, this is all quite time-consuming, as it not only requires lots of writing, but also reading and interpreting didactic material, and sometimes the ability to access rare and hard-to-find books. Philodemus of Gadara, in his scroll On property management, taught that we should be able to make a partial living from the teaching mission. I appreciate any and all support.

For more didactic content about our tradition, you may visit Society of Epicurus. Another way to support SoE is by sharing, liking, and commenting on the content. Thank you for your support!
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