The Cynics: The Cynic Movement in Antiquity and Its Legacy

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R. Bracht Branham, Marie-Odile Goulet-Cazé
University of California Press, Aug 14, 2000 - Literary Collections - 465 pages
This collection of essays—the first of its kind in English—brings together the work of an international group of scholars examining the entire tradition associated with the ancient Cynics. The essays give a history of the movement as well as a state-of-the-art account of the literary, philosophical and cultural significance of Cynicism from antiquity to the present.

Arguably the most original and influential branch of the Socratic tradition, Cynicism has become the focus of renewed scholarly interest in recent years, thanks to the work of Sloterdijk, Foucault, and Bakhtin, among others. The contributors to this volume—classicists, comparatists, and philosophers—draw on a variety of methodologies to explore the ethical, social and cultural practices inspired by the Cynics. The volume also includes an introduction, appendices, and an annotated bibliography, making it a valuable resource for a broad audience.

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Religion and the Early Cynics
MarieOdile GouletCaze
Cynic Cosmopolitanism
The Philosophy of Aristo of Chios
The Ideal Cynic from Epictetus to Julian
Cynicism and Christianity from the Middle Ages
Menippus in Antiquity and the Renaissance
Picturing Diogenes
A Comprehensive Catalogue of Known Cynic
MarieOdile GouletCaze
Selected and Annotated Bibliography
Index Nominum

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R. Bracht Branham is Associate Professor of Classics and Comparative Literature at Emory University. Marie-Odile Goulet-Cazč is Director of Research at the C.N.R.S., Paris.

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