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- n. The absence of pain considered as a state of spiritual serenity
Epicurus argued for the simple and virtuous life, and by shunning extremes of passion or denial, he believed, one would achieve tranquility and the absence of pain aponia.
The rap against these kinds of vehicles has nothing to do with aponia, of course, and everything to do with anhedonia, their void of pleasure.
Epicurus sought the tranquil life, characterised by aponia—the absence of pain and fear.
Vulgo [Greek: anaisthêsias -- aponia.]  "Works and Days," 519.