To change the subject...
May I suggest two texts which might be relevant?
The first is Dante, Inferno X, "In this part Epicureus with all his
followers, who make the soul die with the body, have their
I link this with Boccaccio, Decameron VI, 9, in which Messer Betto is
seen as an atheist by his fellow-citizens: " And since he tended to
subscribe to the opinions of Epicureus, it was said among the common
herd that these speculations of his were exclusively concerned with
whether it could be shown that God did not exist".
Happy New Year,