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The Cynics

The Cynic Movement in Antiquity and Its Legacy

R. Bracht Branham (Editor), Marie-Odile Goulet-Cazé (Editor)

Available worldwide

Paperback, 465 pages
ISBN: 9780520216457
August 2000
$36.95, £31.00
This collection of essays—the first of its kind in English—brings together the work of an international group of scholars examining the entire tradition associated with the ancient Cynics. The essays give a history of the movement as well as a state-of-the-art account of the literary, philosophical and cultural significance of Cynicism from antiquity to the present.

Arguably the most original and influential branch of the Socratic tradition, Cynicism has become the focus of renewed scholarly interest in recent years, thanks to the work of Sloterdijk, Foucault, and Bakhtin, among others. The contributors to this volume—classicists, comparatists, and philosophers—draw on a variety of methodologies to explore the ethical, social and cultural practices inspired by the Cynics. The volume also includes an introduction, appendices, and an annotated bibliography, making it a valuable resource for a broad audience.
Margarethe Billerbeck
R. Bracht Branham
Marie-Odile Goulet-Cazè
Diskin Clay
Miriam Griffin
D. J. Kinney
Derek Krueger
A. A. Long
R.P. Martin
S. Matton
John L. Moles
J. I. Porter
Heinrich Niehues-Pröbsting
Joel C. Relihan
James Romm
R. Bracht Branham is Associate Professor of Classics and Comparative Literature at Emory University. Marie-Odile Goulet-Cazè is Director of Research at the C.N.R.S., Paris.

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