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Sayings And Anecdotes

Author : Diogenes the Cynic
ISBN : 9780191627408
Genre : Philosophy
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'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.

Greek Wit

Author : Frederick Apthorp Paley
ISBN : 1358206139
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Author : John Wilson Croker
ISBN : HARVARD:HWJRB5
Genre : Aphorisms and apothegms
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Humorous Anecdotes Random Sayings

Author : Margo Bellew
ISBN : 9781412040648
Genre : Anecdotes
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Tavern Anecdotes And Sayings

Author : Charles Hindley
ISBN : 9781108038898
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An enjoyable compendium of alehouse wit, slang and trivia, reissued in expanded form in 1875 from the 1825 original.

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Johnsoniana Or Supplement To Boswell Being Anecdotes And Sayings Of Dr Johnson Etc

Author : Samuel Johnson
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Faceti Cantabrigienses Consisting Of Anecdotes Smart Sayings Satirics Retorts C C By Or Relating To Celebrated Cantabs Dedicated To The Students Of Lincoln S Inn By Socius Edited By R Gooch

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