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Read Lucian in the original Greek text.
Trace the conversation about Lucian of Samosata online.
This webpage contains the lives, writings, and doctrines of the Cyrenaic school by compiling the primary sources of the material. Its is not a summary or analysis of the Cyrenaic school and it provides all of the (open and available) references to the Cyrenaic school within the ancient texts. Its main function is to put together in one place all of the disparate references strewn across the Internet and libraries into one place.
It is designed for the scholar and for the student. The scholar can use this resource to save time by having everything ready in one place. All references are taken from copyright-expired texts or open source (free) texts from places like Gutenberg and Archive.org. No copyrighted material is used on this page. All endnotes point to the source of each reference. The student of ancient philosophy will find this to be an aid to your understanding of the Cyrenaic school and may even influence your thinking. Many will undoubtedly use this book to aide their understanding of Hellenic Philosophy and Epicureanism.
Largest library of Cynic material on the web. Includes not only famous Cynics like Diogenes and Antisthenes, but also almost all of the lesser known Cynics. The library is composed of parts of classical works.
Crates and Hipparchia were a couple bound together by the principles and wonders of Cynic Philosophy. One of the only philosophical couples known from antiquity, their relationship and their individual lives inspired future generations of Cynic philosophers and educated many people on the ideas of Virtue and Happiness. This compilation uses open and available texts to piece together the fragments of their lives and attempts to produce a coherent handbook for use as a reference by the scholar and the student.
Vico Ricorso is a library of reblogs for Giambattista Vico. Trace the conversation about Vico here.
Giambattista Vico (23 June 1668 – 23 January 1744) was an Italian philosopher, rhetorician, historian, and jurist. Best known for his ideas on the recurrence of history and the verum factum (the true is the made) principle, Vico was a dedicated critic of rationalism and a proponent for the study of classical antiquity. Vico is internationally recognized for his comprehensive work the New Science.
“The nature of peoples is first crude, then severe, then benign, then delicate, finally dissolute”
Lexicon of Vichian Terminology - Project to define people, places, and concepts in Vico's New Science
Phalaris (Greek: Φάλαρις) was the tyrant of Acragas (now Agrigento) in Sicily, from approximately 570 to 554 BC. Phalaris developed a reputation for being a proactive leader and building up a prosperous city, yet was alleged to have been cannibalistic and brutal. His best known story is of him and the brazen bull, which was used to execute individuals by burning them to death inside the bull. Read more about Phalaris at the link.
House of the Ancients is a collection of not-so-common texts from Hellenic sources. The objective is to store texts that are not easily discoverable online for the general reader.
The Xenophanes Booklet is a collection of texts, aphorisms, and references to Xenophanes of Colophon.
Stilpo of Megara was a Greek philosopher of the Megarian school. He was a contemporary of Theophrastus, Diodorus Cronus, and Crates of Thebes. None of his writings survive, he was interested in logic and dialectic, and he argued that the universal is fundamentally separated from the individual and concrete. His ethical teachings approached that of the Cynics and Stoics. His most important pupil was Zeno of Citium, the founder of Stoicism.