The Cynic Philosophers: From Diogenes to Julian (Paperback)

The Cynic Philosophers: From Diogenes to Julian By Various, Robert Dobbin (Introduction by), Robert Dobbin (Translated by) Cover Image
By Various, Robert Dobbin (Introduction by), Robert Dobbin (Translated by)
Out of Stock; Usually Arrives in 7-10 Days


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

The Greek Cynics owned no property and rejected fame and fortune, living almost entirely out of doors while surviving on wild plants and water from natural springs. They promoted ideals such as self-sufficiency, freedom, detachment, shamelessness, and toughness, and their philosophy penetrated not only Greek but also Roman civilization. This unique anthology draws together the writings on and by various Cynic philosophers, from founding figures Antisthenes and Diogenes of Sinope to Hipparchia, one of the few female philosophers in antiquity, and fourth-century Roman emperor Julian "the apostate."

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

About the Author

Robert Dobbin received a Ph.D. in classics from the University of California at Berkeley and taught history and classics at the college level. He is the translator and editor of Epictetus' Discourses and Selected Writings for Penguin Classics, as well as articles on Virgil, Plato, and Pythagoras. He works as a book editor in Northern California.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780141192222
ISBN-10: 0141192224
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Publication Date: February 26th, 2013
Pages: 352
Language: English
Series: Penguin Classics