1. An Athenian, the father of Epicurus, was one of the cleruchi (agri-peta,
as Cicero, de Nat. Deor.
1.26, calls him) sent to Samos after its conquest in the time of Pericles. Not finding his land sufficient for his maintenance, he set up a school. (Strab. xiv. p.638
; D. L. 10.1