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Sayings and Anecdotes : With Other Popular Moralists (Oxford World's Classics)
Sayings and Anecdotes : With Other Popular Moralists (Oxford World's Classics)
Publisher : Oxford Univ Pr
Published Date : 2012/05
Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9780199589241

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Book Description
Source: ENG
Academic Descriptors: A10201500 E10182400
Place of Publication: Great Britain
Edition: Translation
Continuations: Monograph Series,any number
Academic Level: Extracurricular
Geographic Designator: Western Europe
Table of Contents
 
Introduction                                       vii
The Cynic Succession                               xxvii
The Cyrenaic Succession                            xxviii
Note on the Texts                                  xxix
Note on the Ancient Sources                        xxxi
Select Bibliography                                xxxv
  SAYINGS AND ANECDOTES
  PART 1 DIOGENES AND THE EARLY CYNICS
    I A Humorous Portrait of Diogenes and          3     (3)
    Aristippos
    II Diogenes' Conversion to the Ascetic Life    6     (6)
    III The Sage as Beggar                         12    (7)
    IV Self-characterization                       19    (7)
    V A Short Cut to Philosophy and Virtue         26    (10)
    VI The World of Illusion                       36    (8)
    VII Religion and Superstition                  44    (6)
    VIII Politicians and Rulers                    50    (7)
    IX The Enslavement of Diogenes                 57    (5)
    X Moralistic and Traditional                   62    (10)
    XI Diogenes as Wit                             72    (7)
    XII Old Age and Death                          79    (5)
    XIII Immediate Followers of Diogenes           84    (4)
    XIV Sayings, Anecdotes, and Verses of Crates   88    (11)
    XV The Followers of Crates and Later Cynics    99    (6)
    XVI Postscript: Bion of Borysthenes            105   (12)
    XVII Antisthenes as Forerunner of Cynicism     117   (6)
  PART 2 ARISTIPPOS AND THE CYRENAICS
    XVIII Aristippos of Cyrene                     123   (20)
    XIX The Cyrenaic School under the Younger      143   (7)
    Aristippos
    XX The Other Cyrenaics                         150   (9)
  PART 3 APOCRYPHAL LETTERS
    XXI Selections from the Cynic Letters          159   (16)
    XXII Correspondence of Aristippos              175   (6)
Explanatory Notes                                  181   (80)
Index of Names                                     261   (4)
Index of Themes                                    265
 

'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 the Cynic philosophy that in turn influenced Stoicism. This unique edition also covers Diogenes' 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. An ideal compendium of Socratic moral philosophy, this entertaining volume opens a window on to some surprisingly modern attitudes.ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Contents
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 ; The World of Illusion ; Religion and Superstition ; Politicians and Rulers ; The Sale and Enslavement of Diogenes ; Moralistic and Traditional ; Diogenes as Wit ; Old Age and Death ; Immediate Followers of Diogenes ; Sayings and Anecdotes of Crates ; The Followers of Crates ; Postscript: Borysthenes of Bion ; 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