The Cynic Philosophers
From Diogenes to Julian
ISBN 9780141192222 | 352 pages | 26 Feb 2013 | Penguin Classics | 5.07 x 7.79in | 18 - AND UP
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A unique new volume illuminating the philosophy of the ancient Greek and Roman Cynics
The Greek Cynics owned no property and rejected fame and fortune, living almost entirely out of doors while surviving on wild plants and water from natural springs. They promoted ideals such as self-sufficiency, freedom, detachment, shamelessness, and toughness, and their philosophy penetrated not only Greek but also Roman civilization. This unique anthology draws together the writings on and by various Cynic philosophers, from founding figures Antisthenes and Diogenes of Sinope to Hipparchia, one of the few female philosophers in antiquity, and fourth-century Roman emperor Julian "the apostate."