Historical Who is Who

DIOGENES

410 - 320 BCE
Greece
PHILOSOPHY

 

An early exemplar of the Cynic way of life. Perhaps best known for living in a barrel and wandering the streets of Athens holding a lantern and saying he was looking for an honest man. His ascetic and itinerant life-style was a moral challenge to contemporary life. Some New Testament scholars have suggested a parallel between the Cynic tradition and that of Jesus of Nazareth.

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