Epicurus’ death

  title={Epicurus’ death},
  author={Maria Bitsori and Emmanouil Galanakis},
  journal={World Journal of Urology},
The aim is to present how an eminent philosopher perceived, reported and faced his progressing and ultimately fatal uropathy, 23 centuries ago. All available ancient Greek sources about Epicurus’ life and death were used and urinary tract–related medical knowledge in this era was reviewed. Epicurus died at the age of 71 from urinary calculus after having bravely suffered for a long time. Although he is often cited for his teachings against the fear of pain and death, his own way to death has… Expand
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