Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Epicuro el sabio” as Want to Read:
Epicuro el sabio
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Epicuro el sabio (Epicurus: The Sage Complete)

3.86  ·  Rating Details ·  140 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
El famosísimo filósofo Epicuro el Sabio se traslada de Samos, su ciudad natal, a Atenas, el centro mundial de la filosofía, el arte y la democracia. Allí conocerá a Platón , Aristóteles , al respetado Sócrates y al pequeño Alejandro el Magno . Juntos vivirán aventuras muy divertidas, revivirán mitos clás
Hardcover, 160 pages
Published June 30th 2009 by Norma Editorial (first published January 1991)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Epicuro el sabio, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Epicuro el sabio

Acero Líquido Deluxe by Eduardo MazzitelliArrugas by Paco RocaThe Complete Persepolis by Marjane SatrapiChroniques de Jérusalem by Guy DelisleBlankets by Craig Thompson
Comics tomo único
67th out of 223 books — 9 voters
Saga, Volume 1 by Brian K. VaughanFables, Vol. 1 by Bill WillinghamThe Sandman, Vol. 1 by Neil GaimanMaus I by Art SpiegelmanThe Complete Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
Great non-super hero Graphic Novels
433rd out of 651 books — 260 voters

More lists with this book...

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Jan 30, 2015 Sean rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Old school Sam Kieth and William Messner-Loebs, repackaged and reprinted in '03 with an extra story and three pages of sketchbook material. I never really noticed how deeply the 1970s underground comix influences ran in Kieth's work before, which is odd because I've followed him somewhat religiously forever and it's plain as day here. Overall, he's had much better showings - both in the earlier stories, which were printed between '89 and '91, and the later tale which was created specifically for ...more
May 09, 2012 Mayumi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Writer William Messner-Loebs and artist Sam Kieth tinker a lot with history, including Greek gods and myths into the titular character's travels across Greece in search of students for his school of Moderation, but it is some darn funny tinkering. The writing is somewhat subtle for your typical comic book (or comics reader), but students of classic civilization, classical history, folklore, and mythology will likely get some laughs out of the representations of philosophers and the gods who poke ...more
Kathleen Allen
Sep 18, 2016 Kathleen Allen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
For those who are fans of the old MAD magazine, this is in that genre. Irreverent and sometimes over the top. A satirical look at Alexander the Great and some of the philosophers such as Epicurus who are very loosely in the same era. They journey together and bounce ideas off of each other, reacting to circumstances within their historical characterizations, as we understand them. It's a fun read. I enjoyed it.
May 27, 2016 Colin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A light-hearted graphic novel romp through a good portion of ancient Greek philosophy, following Epicurus on a mission to Hades for Persephone on behalf of Demeter (in none of whom Epicurus really believes, anyway!). Fun stuff!
Delicious Strawberry
For a old graphic novel, this was actually a pretty entertaining read. It's a retelling of the Greek myths but with more naughty humor along with modern-day references. The artwork and colors are pretty good for their time, and the stories within are entertaining (three of them altogether) along with some exploration of philosophy and mythology for a decent price make for a solid buy. I especially liked the Hades and Persephone tale - it was funny to see the idea that they eloped together and ma ...more
Aug 28, 2013 Debra rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: humor, graphic-novel
If you have read or endured the Greek philosophers at some point in your education, you will really enjoy the fun in this graphic novel. The author pokes fun at the august Plato and Socrates, using Epicurus as the foil. These poor guys stumble though life finding that there abstract thinking does not always pan out in the real world. Very, very enjoyable!
Warning: nudity. Hey, this is the Greeks. Remember exercising in the nude gymnasiums.
Anthony Menix
May 02, 2012 Anthony Menix rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I personally didn't like this book much at all. It has a lot of hard to understand words, and it didn't seem to follow a solid story to me. I felt like it was jumping all over the place.
Sep 15, 2010 Jason rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Charming retelling of Greek myths with a cast of anachronistically assorted philosophers, including the eponymous Epicurus. Clever writing, beautifully rendered artwork.
Apr 20, 2012 Dan rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: graphic-novels
The title is somewhat of a misnomer since only the first story deals with Epicurus and the rest of the work deals with Greek Mythology.
Oct 05, 2013 NaomiRuth rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: af, graphic-novels
This was great. I laughed all over the place. I loved the artwork and color of it. Just great. There needs to be more of these.
Jonathan Lupa
Sep 26, 2011 Jonathan Lupa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of my favorite graphics novels.
A David
A David rated it it was amazing
Sep 27, 2016
BookDB marked it as to-read
Sep 17, 2016
Chema Santos
Chema Santos rated it really liked it
Sep 07, 2016
Marissa marked it as to-read
Aug 11, 2016
Rodrigo Molina
Rodrigo Molina marked it as to-read
Aug 05, 2016
Sattva rated it did not like it
Jul 28, 2016
Aj rated it it was amazing
Jul 19, 2016
Chateubriand rated it it was ok
Jul 04, 2016
treus marked it as to-read
May 30, 2016
Xavier rated it really liked it
Jun 04, 2016
James Strock
James Strock rated it it was amazing
Apr 23, 2016
Joe Btfsplk
Joe Btfsplk marked it as to-read
Apr 16, 2016
J.D. marked it as to-read
Apr 02, 2016
Robert rated it it was amazing
Mar 29, 2016
Pili rated it liked it
Mar 23, 2016
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
  • Four Women
  • L'Incal: Ce qui est en bas (The Incal, #3)
  • Age Of Bronze Volume 3A: Betrayal (Part One)
  • Guys (Cerebus, #11)
  • Morbus Gravis II
  • Action Philosophers!: the lives and thoughts of history's A-list brain trust
  • What Would Dewey Do? (Unshelved, #2)
  • Rex Libris, Volume I: I, Librarian (Rex Libris, #1-5)
  • Stickman Odyssey, Book 1: An Epic Doodle
  • The Collected Fantasies, Vol. 6: Pharagonesia and Other Strange Stories (The Collected Fantasies of Jean Giraud, #6)
  • The Divine Madman: The Sublime Life and Songs of Drukpa Kunley
  • Son of Origins of Marvel Comics
  • The Three Paradoxes
  • Click 3 (Click)
William Messner-Loebs (born William Francis Loebs, Jr., February 19, 1949) is an American comic book writer and artist from Michigan, also known as Bill Loebs and Bill Messner-Loebs. His hyphenated surname is a combination of his and his wife's unmarried surnames.

Since the 1980s he has written substantial runs of series published by DC, Image, Comico, and other smaller comics publishers, including
More about William Messner-Loebs...

Other Books in the Series

Epicurus: The Sage (3 books)
  • Epicurus The Sage, Volume I: Visiting Hades (Epicurus the Sage #1)
  • Epicurus The Sage, Volume II: The Many Loves of Zeus (Epicurus the Sage #2)

Share This Book