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The present contribution focuses on two testimonia regarding Timasagoras, who is generally regarded as an Epicurean dissident: Cicero, acad. II 25, 80 and Aet. IV 13, 6, p. 403, 22 Diels. The two passages are remarkably different and the evidence from Cicero is far more complex. The context of the passage suggests that Cicero considers Timasagoras as an “orthodox'' Epicurean. In order to shed light on Timasagoras’ philosophical stance, it is necessary to examine briefly the notion of “Epicurean dissidence”. Timasagoras’ position within the Epicurean tradition emerges as intrinsically ambiguous and problematic
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