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Encyclopedia of the Dead Sea Scrolls

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Current Version:
2008

were adherents of a philosophical sect that derives ultimately from Antisthenes (c.446–366 bce), one of Socrates' students. He ...

Cynics and Cynicism

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome

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2010
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Classical studies, History
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2,566 words

Ancient Cynicism was an ideological identity adopted by a series of self-fashioning figures, mostly men but also one notable woman, ...

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A Dictionary of the Bible (2 ed.)

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2010
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Religion
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62 words

Resemblances have been detected between the teachings and way of Jesus and those of the Cynics, a philosophical sect founded ...

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World Encyclopedia

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Current Version:
2004
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Encyclopedias
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35 words

School of philosophy founded (c.440 bc) by Antisthenes, a pupil of Socrates. Cynics considered virtue to ...

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The Oxford Companion to Philosophy (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Philosophy
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840 words

The major assault on ‘civilized values’ in the ancient world, as being no true values, was mounted by the Cynics. ...

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John L. Moles

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

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2012
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Classical studies, History
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771 words
term used of *Diogenes (2) ‘the dog’ (by-word for shamelessness) and his followers. The genesis, status, significance, and influence of Cynicism were already anciently controversial. ... More
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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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2006

a member of a school of ancient Greek philosophers founded by Antisthenes, marked by an ostentatious contempt for ease and pleasure. The movement flourished in the 3rd century ...

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