Specifically, what are the major differences between these thinkers, Epicurus, Polybius, and Thucydides?

TWO ASSIGNMENTS

Assignment 1

Min 500 words without sources or headings.

What are the major themes found in the writers identified as the stoics?  What sets these thinkers apart from others writing during at the same time and those writing today?   Specifically, what are the major differences between these thinkers, Epicurus, Polybius, and Thucydides?   What are the issues these thinkers continue essential to human existence? 

The discussion board assignment is actually about the Stoics.  So, Aurelius, Cicero, and Seneca are the stoics.  You are comparing the stoics to Polybuius, Epicurius and the two readings from Thucydides.

There are three stoic authors you are reading and discussing in your post and they are Seneca, Aurelius, and Cicero.  You are comparing these three with the authors Epicurus, Polybius, and Thucydides. In your discussion board post you will want to include all of the issues these thinkers consider essential to human existence. 

Texts:

Aurelius

https://www.bartleby.com/library/prose/3423.html

Cicero

http://praxeology.net/cicero.htm

Seneca (11 Letters)

Letter 10

https://www.lettersfromastoic.net/letter-10-on-living-to-oneself/

Letter 17

https://www.lettersfromastoic.net/letter17/

Letter 20

https://www.lettersfromastoic.net/letter-20-on-practicing-what-you-preach/

Letter 23

https://www.lettersfromastoic.net/letter-23-on-the-true-joy-which-comes-from-philosophy/

Letter 27

https://www.lettersfromastoic.net/letter-27/

Letter 39

https://www.lettersfromastoic.net/letter-39-on-noble-aspirations/

Letter 52

https://www.lettersfromastoic.net/letter-52-on-choosing-our-teachers/

Letter 59

https://www.lettersfromastoic.net/letter-59-on-pleasure-and-joy/

Letter 64

https://www.lettersfromastoic.net/letter-64-on-the-philosophers-task/

Letter 66

https://www.lettersfromastoic.net/letter-66-on-various-aspects-of-virtue/

Letter 67

https://www.lettersfromastoic.net/letter-67-on-ill-health-and-endurance-of-suffering/

Compare the above texts with three attached documents and the one below

https://sourcebooks.fordham.edu/ancient/pericles-funeralspeech.asp

Assignment 2

At least two pages (500 Words) without sources or headings.

Choose one of the skeptics included in the secondary source you read and do research about their background and teachings.  Include your research in a paper.  Your paper should be two to four pages in length and use at least three sources. 

he writing you are reading is a secondary source and it is going to summarize the school of philosophy known as skepticism.

Text:

https://www.iep.utm.edu/skepanci/
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