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Question 1: Like Democritus, he was an atomist, believing that the fundamental constituents of the world were indivisible little bits of matter (________, Greek atomos, indivisible) flying through empty space (khaos).

Question 2: The atomic poems (such as 'All Things are Governed by Atoms') and natural philosophy of ________ were influenced by Epicurus.
PoetryAristotleMargaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle-upon-TyneRené Descartes

Question 3:
Where did Epicurus die?

Question 4:
How is Epicurus described?
greek poet
Ancient Greek scholar and poet
Ancient British rebel leader
ancient Greek philosopher and the founder of Epicureanism

Question 5:
Where was Epicurus born?

Question 6: The playwright ________ served in the same age-class of the ephebes as Epicurus.

Question 7: [12] The earliest extant version of this trilemma appears in the writings of the skeptic ________.
ArcesilausPyrrhoSextus EmpiricusAgrippa the Skeptic

Question 8:
When was Epicurus born?
early 3rd century BCE
341 BCE
241 BCE
c. 234 BCE

Question 9: After the death of ________, Perdiccas expelled the Athenian settlers on Samos to Colophon.
Alexander the GreatSeleucid EmpirePtolemaic KingdomMacedonia (ancient kingdom)

Question 10: Numerous fragments of his thirty-seven volume treatise On Nature have been found among the charred papyrus fragments at the Villa of the Papyri at ________.


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