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Question 1: For the ________, ataraxia was synonymous with the only true happiness possible for a person.

Question 2: Ataraxia (ἀταραξία "complacency") is a Greek term used by Pyrrho and ________ for a lucid state, characterized by freedom from worry or any other preoccupation.

Question 3: The experience was said to have fallen on the painter ________ who was trying to paint the foamy saliva of a horse.
Ancient GreeceAnaximanderApellesAlexander the Great

Question 4: The ________, too, sought mental tranquility, and saw ataraxia as something to be desired and often made use of the term, but for them the analogous state, attained by the Stoic sage, was apatheia or absence of passion.

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