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The Greek praise of poverty : origins of ancient Cynicism

Author: William D Desmond
Publisher: Notre Dame, Ind. : University of Notre Dame Press, ©2006.
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Explains Cynicism's rise in popularity in the ancient world by exploring the set of attitudes that collectively formed the Greek praise of poverty. The author argues that economic, military, and  Read more...

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Desmond, William D., 1974-
Greek praise of poverty.
Notre Dame, Ind. : University of Notre Dame Press, ©2006
(OCoLC)652504602
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William D Desmond
ISBN: 9780268025816 9780268025823 0268025819 9780268025816 0268025827 9780268025823
OCLC Number: 62535965
Description: xiv, 240 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Approaches to early Cynicism --
Praise of poverty and work --
Praise of poverty and war --
Praise of poverty and philosophical wisdom --
The persistence of Cynic ideals.
Responsibility: William D. Desmond.
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