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  • Published: 2 January 2013
  • ISBN: 9780141192222
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $27.99

The Cynic Philosophers

from Diogenes to Julian



A unique new volume illuminating the philosophy of the ancient Greek and Roman Cynics

From their founding in the fifth century BC and for over 800 years, the Cynic philosophers sought to cure humanity of greed and vice with their proposal of living simply. They guaranteed happiness to their adherents through freedom of speech, poverty, self-sufficiency and physical hardiness. In this fascinating and completely new collection of Cynic writing through the centuries, from Diogenes and Hipparchia, to Lucian and the Roman emperor Julian, the history and experiences of the Cynic philosophers are explored to the full.

  • Published: 2 January 2013
  • ISBN: 9780141192222
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $27.99

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