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


(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


(ænˈtɪs θəˌniz)

444?–365? B.C., Greek philosopher: founder of the Cynic school.
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Such men, therefore, are not the object of law; for they are themselves a law: and it would be ridiculous in any one to endeavour to include them in the penalties of a law: for probably they might say what Antisthenes tells us the lions did to the hares when they demanded to be admitted to an equal share with them in the government.
Als er sich bereits zusammen mit den beiden und dem ihm befreundeten Nikeratos, dem Sohn des Strategen Nikias, (12) auf dem Weg zu seinem Hause im Piraeus befand und Sokrates samt seinen Begleitern Antisthenes, dem Sohn eines Atheners und einer Thrakerin, dem spateren Begrunder der kynischen Philosophie, (13) sowie Kritoboulos, dem Sohn des Kriton, (14) Hermogenes, (15) dem Bruder des Kallias (die zusammen mit Kriton zu dem Jungerkreis gehorten, der sich im Gefangnis bei dem zum Tode verurteilten und sterbenden Sokrates versammelte) (16) und Charmides, dem Sohn des Glaukon und Onkel Platons, (17) erblickte, liess er seine drei Begleiter zu seinem Haus fuhren, wahrend er selbst Sokrates samt seinem Gefolge zur Teilnahme an dem bevorstehenden Gastmahl einlud.
Cynicism has a long history that can be traced back to the philosopher Antisthenes in the 4th century B.
Among the local people there was Apollodorus, whom I mentioned, Critobulus and his father, also Hermogenes, Epigenes, Aeschines and Antisthenes.
Much of Prince's work focuses on the individual believed to be the primary influence on the Cynic movement, Antisthenes.
t]hey would perhaps say what Antisthenes says the lions say when
As reported by Philodemus, Antisthenes claimed in his Physics that there are many gods 'according to custom' (kata nomon), but only one 'according to nature' (kata fusin).
If Musonius in Diatribe 4 states that all virtues are equally good for both men and women and belong to both genders in the same way, this was already maintained by Antisthenes, as is attested by Diogenes Laertius 6.
101r-v), for example, he indicates his preference for Stoicism: "I follow and have always strongly pursued that set of teachings which, begun by Antisthenes, was expanded by Zeno and completed by Chrysippus.
However, whereas Antisthenes tries to clarify these different meanings, Plato's Socrates exploits the ambiguity to confuse his interlocutor.
A member or follower of a school of philosophers founded by Antisthenes (b ab 444 B.
Athenian philosopher Antisthenes wrote, "Observe your enemies, for they first find out your faults.