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Head of Epicurus


Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
published on 27 October 2019
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Epicurus (341 BCE – 270 BCE) was an ancient Greek philosopher. The image of the founder of the school of Epicureanism resembles that of Metrodorus. Yet, Epicurus is characterized as a profound teacher with a furrowed brow and knitted eyebrows. For raised browbones were considered to be a sign of intellectual superiority in Antiquity. Marble. Roman copy (1st century CE) of an original one (c. 270 BCE). It is on display at the Altes Museum in Berlin, Germany.

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About the Author

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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