Sayings and Anecdotes With Other Popular Moralists

ISBN-10: 0199589240
ISBN-13: 9780199589241
Edition: 2012
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 5/22/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Diogenes the Cynic is famed for walking the streets with a lamp in daylight, looking for an honest man. His biting wit and eccentric behavior were legendary, and it was by means of his renowned aphorisms that his moral teachings were transmitted. He scorned the conventions of civilized life, and his ascetic lifestyle and caustic opinions informed the Cynic philosophy and later influenced Stoicism. This unique edition also covers his immediate successors, such as Crates, his wife Hipparchia, and the witty moral preacher Bion. The contrasting teachings of the Cyrenaic school, founded by Aristippos, a pleasure-loving friend of Socrates, complete the volume, together with a selection of apocryphal letters.

Introduction
The Cynic Succession
The Cyrenaic Succession
Note 0n the Texts
Note on the Ancient Sources
Select Bibliography
Sayings and Anecdotes
Diogenes and the Early Cynics
A Humorous Portrait of Diogenes and Aristippos
Diogenes' Conversion to the Ascetic Life
The Sage as Beggar
Self-characterization
A Short Cut to Philosophy and Virtue
The World of Illusion
Religion and Superstition
Politicians and Rulers
The Enslavement of Diogenes
Moralistic and Traditional
Diogenes as Wit
Old Age and Death
Immediate Followers of Diogenes
Sayings, Anecdotes, and Verses of Crates
The Followers of Crates and Later Cynics
Postscript: Bion of Borysthenes
Antisthenes as Forerunner of Cynicism
Aristippos and the Cyrenaics
Aristippos of Cyrene
The Cyrenaic School under the Younger Aristippos
The Other Cyrenaics
Apocryphal Letters
Selections from the Cynic Letters
Correspondence of Aristippos
Explanatory Notes
Index of Names
Index of Themes

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