A distinctive new quantity illuminating the philosophy of the traditional Greek and Roman Cynics
 

The Greek Cynics owned no estate and rejected repute and fortune, dwelling nearly solely outdoor whereas surviving on wild vegetation and water from ordinary springs. They promoted beliefs comparable to self-sufficiency, freedom, detachment, shamelessness, and durability, and their philosophy penetrated not just Greek but in addition Roman civilization. This distinctive anthology attracts jointly the writings on and by means of quite a few Cynic philosophers, from founding figures Antisthenes and Diogenes of Sinope to Hipparchia, one of many few woman philosophers in antiquity, and fourth-century Roman emperor Julian "the apostate."

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