OF THOSE THAT ARE CALLED GENIUSES AND HEROES.
HAVING treated of the essence of the deities in a just
order, it follows that we discourse of daemons and heroes.
Thales, Pythagoras, Plato, and the Stoics do conclude that
daemons are essences which are endowed with souls; that
the heroes are the souls separated from their bodies, some
are good, some are bad; the good are those whose souls
are good, the evil those whose souls are wicked. All this
is rejected by Epicurus.