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Crates of Thebes

(c. 365—285 bc)


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(c.365–285 bc)

Greek Cynic, and the principal pupil of Diogenes of Sinope. He led a wandering life devoted to poverty, yet is represented as universally respected and beloved: people wrote welcomes to him on their doors. Given the Cynic's principled opposition to conventional forms and usages (see Hipparchia) one should pause and admire the tolerance of ancient societies.

Subjects: Philosophy.


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