Epicureans: Followers of Epicurus (who died at Athens B.C. 270) or adherents of
the Epicurean philosophy
(Acts 17:18) This philosophy was a system of
atheism, and taught men to seek as their highest aim a pleasant and
smooth life. They have been called the "Sadducees" of Greek paganism.
They, with the Stoics, ridiculed the teaching of Paul
(Acts 17:18) They
appear to have been greatly esteemed at Athens.