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Diogenes: the original Cynic

August 9, 2012

Tags: ancient greece, diogenes, philosophy, cynicism

Of all the ancient Greeks, Diogenes is, in my opinion, the most enigmatic. In an age when philosophy was prized more than treasure and men's characters mattered, Diogenes carved a place in history by deriding the greats and taking the path of extreme asceticism.

He lived in a barrel. He ate only onions. He (more…)

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