Antisthenes

(redirected from Antisthene)
Also found in: Encyclopedia.
Related to Antisthene: Cynics

An·tis·the·nes

 (ăn-tĭs′thə-nēz′) 444?-371? bc.
Greek philosopher whose teachings were central to the founding of the Cynic school.

Antisthenes

(ænˈtɪsθəˌniːz)
n
(Biography) ?445–365 bc, Greek philosopher, founder of the Cynic school, who taught that the only good was virtue, won by self-control and independence from worldly needs

An•tis•the•nes

(ænˈtɪs θəˌniz)

n.
444?–365? B.C., Greek philosopher: founder of the Cynic school.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
96-100 cite Alcidamas et Antisthene comme "defenseurs d'Ulysse"; D.
This suggests that the speech effectively reverses the traditional conceptions of the two heroes and pursues a line of reasoning that Gorgias' student Antisthenes had already represented Odysseus as taking in a set speech.
Antisthenes is said to have regarded this chameleon style as an important definition of polutropos; Aristotle recommended it, although with some reservation, under the auspices of "suitability" [LANGUAGE NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] as a means of giving the impression of speaking the truth (Rhet.
Odysseus he re is represented as using his presence in battle to argue for his right to the arms, as he does in the pair of set speeches written by Antisthenes.