Historical Who is Who


410 - 320 BCE


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.





This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using the site, you agree to our use of cookies. For more information about how we use cookies click here.