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Diogenes and the Early Cynics A Humorous Portrait of Diogenes and Aristippos Diogenes' Conversion to the Ascetic Life The Sage as Beggar Self-Characterization A Short-cut to Philosophy The World of Illusion Religion and Superstition Politicians and Rulers The Sale and Enslavement of Diogenes Moralistic and Traditional Diogenes as Wit Old Age and Death Immediate Followers of Diogenes Sayings and Anecdotes of Crates The Followers of Crates Postscript: Borysthenes of Bion Antisthenes as Forerunner of Cynicism Aristippos and the Cyrenaics Aristippos of Cyrene The Cyrenaic School under the Younger Aristippos The Other Cyrenaics Apocryphal Letters Selections from the Cynic Letters Correspondence of Aristippos

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Robin Hard has translated Apollodorus' Library of Greek Mythology and Marcus Aurelius' Meditations for Oxford World's Classics. He is the author of the Routledge Handbook of Greek Mythology.

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