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Sayings and Anecdotes: with Other Popular Moralists

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Description for Sayings and Anecdotes: with Other Popular Moralists Paperback. A unique edition of the sayings of Diogenes, whose biting wit and eccentricity inspired the anecdotes that express his Cynic philosophy. It includes the accounts of his immediate successors, such as Crates and Hipparchia, and the witty moral preacher Bion. The contrasting teachings of the Cyrenaics and the hedonistic Aristippos complete the volume. Translator(s): Hard, Robin. Series: Oxford World's Classics. Num Pages: 320 pages, Illustrations. BIC Classification: 1QDAG; 3D; HPCA; HPX. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 131 x 196 x 15. Weight in Grams: 224.
'many men compete in digging and kicking but no one at all in the pursuit of human excellence.' Diogenes the Cynic is best remembered today for having lived in a storage-jar, and walking the streets with a lamp in daylight, looking for an honest man. Such stories formed part of a rich tradition of sayings and anecdotes; his biting wit and eccentric behaviour were legendary, and it was by means of these oft-repeated and embellished aphorisms that his moral teachings were transmitted. He scorned the conventions of civilized life, and his ascetic lifestyle and caustic opinions gave expression to ... Read more

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About Diogenes The Cynic
Robin Hard has translated Apollodorus' Library of Greek Mythology and Marcus Aurelius' Meditations for Oxford World's Classics. He is the author of the Routledge Handbook of Greek Mythology.

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