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Ancient Greece and Rome
Epicurus (341-270BC)

Greek philosopher, who held that the highest good is pleasure and that the world is a series of fortuitous fortuitous combinations of atoms. Founder of Epicureanism (Gassendi's philosophy) Collins English Dictionary
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Epicurus was not definitely vegetarian - however, Porphyry reported that the Epicurean school strongly advocated vegetarianism (in his treatise on abstaining from meat). As Epicurus advised "What is good is easy to get," it IS likely that he was vegetarian, as meat was both expensive and VERY unhealthy back then (no FDA regulations).
Ryan McCarthy - Wayne, PA