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  Diogenes of Sinope
Diogenes calmly bore the rebuke and said, "Strike me, Antisthenes, but you will never find a stick sufficiently hard to remove me from your presence, while you speak anything worth hearing." The philosopher was so much pleased with this reply that he at once admitted him among his scholars.
It supposes Diogenes to have lived in his tub at Corinth, whereas it is certain that he lived there in the house of Xeniades, and that, if he had ever dwelt in a tub, he left it behind him at Athens.
Diogenes probably was visited by Alexander, when the latter held the general assembly of the Greeks at Corinth, and was received by him with rudeness and incivility, which may have given rise to the whole story.
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Diogenes was born in Sinope, an Ionian colony on the Black Sea.
Diogenes is quoted as saying, "Strike, for you will find no wood hard enough to keep me away from you, so long as I think you've something to say." The persistance of Diogenes broke the resistance of Antisthenes.
Diogenes plucked a fowl and brought it into the lecture room with the words "Here is Plato's man." In consequence of which there was added to the definition, "having broad nails".
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 Sinope   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
There are indications that a Milesian colony had been established in Sinope already by the year 756 B.C., and it is unquestionable that by the middle of the seventh century B.C. the presence of the Milesians and other Ionian settlers had shaped the character and the culture of the town.
The famous Cynic philosopher Diogenes was born in Sinope a little before 400 B.C. He had to leave the city in his adult years because his father, and perhaps Diogenes as well, were implicated in a mysterious plot to manipulate or counterfeit the city’s coinage.
Diogenes father was a banker until he was convicted of defacing the public coin.
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 Diogenes of Sinope - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Diogenes "the Cynic", Greek philosopher, was born in Sinope (in modern day Sinop, Turkey) about 412 BC (according to other sources 399 BC), and died in 323 BC at Corinth.
Attracted by the ascetic teaching of Antisthenes, a student of Socrates, Diogenes became his pupil, despite the brutality with which he was received, and rapidly surpassed his master both in reputation and in the austerity of his life.
Diogenes maintained that all the artificial growths of society were incompatible with happiness and that morality implies a return to the simplicity of nature.
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The most renowned of these is Diogenes of Sinope, the philosopher who walked throughout Athens carrying a lantern in daylight, searching for an honest man. The other is Diogenes Laertius, who lived in the 3rd Century CE and was an historian of various teachers of philosophy, including the teachings and customs of the Druids.
Because Diogenes believed that virtue was better revealed in action than in theory, he made his life a protest against what he thought of as a corrupt society.
Diogenes Laertius, native of Laerte in Cilicia, was a biographer of ancient Greek philosophers.
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 Diogenes of Sinope
Diogenes, "the Cynic," Greek philosopher, was born at Sinope about 412 BC, and died in 323 at Corinth, according to Diogenes Laërtius, on the day on which Alexander the Great died at Babylon.
Diogenes asked him not to stand between him and the sun, to which Alexander replied "If I were not Alexander, I would be Diogenes." (In another account, Alexander found the philosopher rummaging through a pile of human bones.
Diogenes is the first person known to have thought, and said, "I am a citizen of the whole world," rather than of any particular city or state.
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 Cynics [Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy]
Diogenes’ body is disorderly, a source of great shame among the Athenians and the reservoir for the principle of shamelessness among the Cynics.
It is also, however, a difficult lesson: “[Diogenes of Sinope] used to say that he followed the example of the trainers of choruses; for they too set the note a little high, to ensure that the rest should hit the right note” (Diogenes Laertius, Book 6, Chapter 35).
Menippean Satire has a clear debt, and Diogenes of Sinope in particular appears as a character in literary and philosophical contexts; Dante, for example, situates Diogenes with other virtuous but pagan philosophers in the first level of hell and Nietzsche is especially fond of both Diogenes and the Cynic attitude.
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 Diogenes of Sinope [Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy]
Diogenes scolds Hegesias after he asks to be lent one of Diogenes’ writing tablets: “You are a simpleton, Hegesias; you do not choose painted figs, but real ones; and yet you pass over the true training and would apply yourself to written rules” (Diogenes Laertius, Lives of Eminent Philosophers, Book 6, Chapter 48).
For Diogenes, each individual should either allow reason to guide her conduct, or, like an animal, she will need to be lead by a leash; reason guides one away from mistakes and toward the best way in which to live life.
Diogenes is a harsh critic of Plato, regularly disparaging Plato’s metaphysical pursuits and thereby signaling a clear break from primarily theoretical ethics.
www.utm.edu /research/iep/d/diogsino.htm   (1683 words)

 Biographies: Philosophers: Diogenes (BC, c412-323).
Diogenes was chief among the school known as the
The sect, known as the cynics, was founded by Antisthenes (444-370 BC), a pupil of Socrates; it was "marked by an ostentatious contempt for ease, wealth, and the enjoyments of life." Diogenes was a pupil of Antisthenes.
Diogenes, on coming to Athens from his native lands, Sinope, came as "a rake and spendthrift." After following under the spell of Antisthenes, Diogenes "became at once an austere ascetic, his clothing of the coarsest, his food the plainest, and his bed the bare ground.
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 Diogenes Biography | Encyclopedia of World Biography
Diogenes (412-323 BC), a Greek philosopher, was the most famous exponent of Cynicism, which called for a closer imitation of nature, the repudiation of most human conventions, and complete independence of mind and spirit.
The son of Hicesias, Diogenes was born in Sinope.
Diogenes held that through a rigorous denial of all but the barest necessities of life one could train the body to be free of the world and its delusions.
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 Diogenes of Sinope   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Diogenes was a Cynic philosopher and a disciple of Antisthenes.
He is noted for his contempt of luxury, riches, and honors; he fully renounced comfort and instead advocated a life of simple dedication to philosophical principles.
Diogenes is said to have gone about with a lantern in the daytime, looking in vain for an honest man, and is famous for living in a large tub in the Metroum in Athens at one point in his life.
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The most celebrated son of Sinope, a Greek colony on the Black Sea coast of Turkey (modern Sinop, whose towers still stand, unlike those of Trebizond to the east), he was the founder and most famous of the Cynics - a Zen-like non-School expounding and embracing an ascetic and transcendental nihilism.
Diogenes plucked a fowl and brought it into the lecture room with the words "Here is Plato's man!" - in consequence of which "...with broad nails" was added to Plato's definition.
Diogenes is credited with the development of the chreia (moral epigram), with a scandalous attack on convention and the Athenian notion of freedom (confined to aristocratic males) entitled Republic (not to be confused with Plato's which, for good and ill, survives), and with tragedies illustrative of the human predicament.
www.beyond-the-pale.co.uk /diogenes.htm   (5337 words)

 Diogenes Laertius: Life of Diogenes, from Lives of the Philosophers, translated by C.D. Yonge
BY DIOGENES LAERTIUS, TRANSLATED BY C.D. DIOGENES was a native of Sinope, the son of Tresius, a money-changer.
But Eubulides, in his essay on Diogenes, says, that it was Diogenes himself who did this, and that he was banished with his father.
And the boys retained in their memory many sentences of poets and prose writers, and of Diogenes himself; and he used to give them a concise statement of everything in order to strengthen their memory; and at home he used to teach them to wait upon themselves, contenting themselves with plain food, and drinking water.
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 Diogenes ' Birthplace.... Sinope   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
In the late fifth century B.C, Sinope was a flourishing Greek town located at the midpoint of the southern coast of the Euxine (the Black Sea) in a region known as Paphlygonia.
During Diogenes early years, Sinope enjoyed its most prosperous epoch and was the most imported Greek settlement on the shores of the Euxine.
The modern town of Sinop, the capital of a northern province in modern Turkey, is a remote descendant of the Greek town where Diogenes was born.
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 CoinLink Featured Article
All historians agree that Diogenes came to Athens in the wake of some crime against the coinage of Sinope.
In the broadest terms, either Diogenes or his father was convicted of tampering with the coinage.
The difference between these two problems is that Diogenes is recorded to have said that he came to Athens to "deface the coinage" (or "debase the coinage").
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 Diogenes - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
DIOGENES [Diogenes], c.412-323 BC, Greek Cynic philosopher; pupil of Antisthenes.
When Alexander the Great asked what he might do for him, Diogenes said, "Only step out of my sunlight." His daylight quest with a lantern "for an honest man" was probably the most striking expression of his contempt for his generation.
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 Amazon.com: Diogenes of Sinope: The Man in the Tub (Contributions in Philosophy): Books: Luis E. Navia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The life and teachings of Diogenes of Sinope, the Greek philosopher who gave rise to classical Cynicism, deserve careful consideration because of their relevance to contemporary ethical issues.
If you are a fan of Diogenes the man and what he stood for, then you will definitely find this book edifying, but if you are not, then it is still an excellent learning experience.
I thoroughly recommend Diogenes of Sinope as essential reading for both Classical Greek scholars and those who simply wish to learn out more about the Cynics, their philosophy, and their way of life.
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 Cynic Diogenes of Sinope   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Diogenes of Sinope represents self-mastery through removing all possessions and pleasures of life.
Cynic Diogenes of Sinope was idealized as a wise and noble man.
However, Diogenes was not above stealing, claiming all things are the property of the wise.
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 Diogenes, Greece, ancient history
Born in Sinope (today's Turkey), Diogenes studied in Athens under Antisthenes after forcing himself into his school.
Diogenes was to be what we today call an ascet, eating plainly, wearing shreaded clothes and sleeping in the streets.
Though an eccentric, he was greatly admired by his time and is sometimes called the founder of the Cynic school instead of
www.in2greece.com /english/historymyth/history/ancient/diogenes.htm   (240 words)

 Untitled Document   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
400-323 B.C.- Diogenes (of Sinope) was the original rebel.
Diogenes was a leading cynic who lived in a bathtub, ate food scraps and pontificated on such subjects as incest and cannibalism.
While not popular with his contemporaries (for obvious reasons), his lifestyle of defacement raised important questions about the primacy of pleasure and social acceptance for eudaimonia.
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 Rhetorical Chreiai
When Diogenes (of Sinopé), the (Cynic) philosopher was asked by someone how he might become famous, he replied:
Diogenes (of Sinopé) struck his trainer [paidagógos] with his staff.
Diogenes of Sinope plucked a chicken and brought it into the lecture hall,
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 Prometheus Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Among them, the most important and distinctive was Diogenes of Sinope, who became the archetype of Classical Cynicism.
In Chapter 2, the practice of Cynicism, as exemplified by Diogenes, is elucidated.
Navia emphasizes the vast difference between Diogenes’ ideas and style of life on the one hand and, on the other, what is nowadays called cynicism.
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 Diogenes - WCD (Wiki Classical Dictionary)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Diogenes of Sinope (c.412-c.323) was a student of Antisthenes.
Both men are called the founder of the school that is known as Cynicism.
His philosophy gained some popularity because he focused upon personal integrity, whereas men like Plato and Aristotle had been thinking about man's life and honor as member of a city state - a type of political unit that was losing importance in the age of Alexander the Great (who is said to have met Diogenes).
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 Diogenes of Sinope — www.greenwood.com
Diogenes of Sinope The Man in the Tub
Given its spirited reconstruction of the Cynical attitude of Diogenes, this volume, arranged roughly into biography, philosophical principles, and legacy, may interest nonscholars who find a personal sympathy with a cynical approach to lofe.
Description: The life and teachings of Diogenes of Sinope, the Greek philosopher who gave rise to classical Cynicism, deserve careful consideration because of their relevance to contemporary ethical issues.
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 Diogenes of Sinope   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Diogenes of Sinope (c.412-c.323): Greek sculptor, co-founder of the Cynical school.
Diogenes of Sinope was a student of Antisthenes.
His philosophy gained some popularity because he focused upon personal integrity, whereas men like Plato and Aristotle of Stagira had been thinking about man's life and honor as member of a city state - a type of political unit that was losing importance in the age of Alexander the Great (who once met Diogenes; text).
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