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Antisthenes Of Rhodes, Fragments, 181
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1. Antisthenes, Fragments, 181, 14 (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

2. Antisthenes, Fragments, 181, 14 (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

3. Antisthenes of Rhodes, Fragments, 14 (3rd cent. BCE - 2nd cent. BCE)

4. Diogenes Laertius, Lives of The Philosophers, 6.4-6.5 (3rd cent. CE - 3rd cent. CE)

6.4. When he was being initiated into the Orphic mysteries, the priest said that those admitted into these rites would be partakers of many good things in Hades. Why then, said he, don't you die? Being reproached because his parents were not both free-born, Nor were they both wrestlers, quoth he, but yet I am a wrestler. To the question why he had but few disciples he replied, Because I use a silver rod to eject them. When he was asked why he was so bitter in reproving his pupils he replied, Physicians are just the same with their patients. One day upon seeing an adulterer running for his life he exclaimed, Poor wretch, what peril you might have escaped at the price of an obol. He used to say, as we learn from Hecato in his Anecdotes, that it is better to fall in with crows than with flatterers; for in the one case you are devoured when dead, in the other case while alive. 6.5. Being asked what was the height of human bliss, he replied, To die happy. When a friend complained to him that he had lost his notes, You should have inscribed them, said he, on your mind instead of on paper. As iron is eaten away by rust, so, said he, the envious are consumed by their own passion. Those who would fain be immortal must, he declared, live piously and justly. States, said he, are doomed when they are unable to distinguish good men from bad. Once, when he was applauded by rascals, he remarked, I am horribly afraid I have done something wrong.When brothers agree, no fortress is so strong as their common life, he said. The right outfit for a voyage, he said, is such as, even if you are shipwrecked, will go through the water with you.


Subjects of this text:

subject book bibliographic info
allegoresis in antisthenes, interpretation of gods Wolfsdorf, Early Greek Ethics (2020) 366
antisthenes, aretē in Wolfsdorf, Early Greek Ethics (2020) 356
antisthenes, homeric criticism Wolfsdorf, Early Greek Ethics (2020) 356
antisthenes, on body and soul Wolfsdorf, Early Greek Ethics (2020) 356
antisthenes, works and themes Wolfsdorf, Early Greek Ethics (2020) 356
antisthenes Stanton, Unity and Disunity in Greek and Christian Thought under the Roman Peace (2021) 126; Wolfsdorf, Early Greek Ethics (2020) 356
aretē/-a (virtue, excellence), in antisthenes Wolfsdorf, Early Greek Ethics (2020) 356
aristotle Stanton, Unity and Disunity in Greek and Christian Thought under the Roman Peace (2021) 126
brancacci, aldo Wolfsdorf, Early Greek Ethics (2020) 366
christian sources for antisthenes Wolfsdorf, Early Greek Ethics (2020) 356
galenos Stanton, Unity and Disunity in Greek and Christian Thought under the Roman Peace (2021) 126
god, gods Stanton, Unity and Disunity in Greek and Christian Thought under the Roman Peace (2021) 126
gods, allegorical interpretations Wolfsdorf, Early Greek Ethics (2020) 366
homer, antisthenes interpretations of Wolfsdorf, Early Greek Ethics (2020) 356
immortality, in antisthenes Wolfsdorf, Early Greek Ethics (2020) 356
kata phusin' Stanton, Unity and Disunity in Greek and Christian Thought under the Roman Peace (2021) 126
khrysippos Stanton, Unity and Disunity in Greek and Christian Thought under the Roman Peace (2021) 126
laurenti, renato Wolfsdorf, Early Greek Ethics (2020) 366
middle platonism Stanton, Unity and Disunity in Greek and Christian Thought under the Roman Peace (2021) 126
monotheism Stanton, Unity and Disunity in Greek and Christian Thought under the Roman Peace (2021) 126
plato Stanton, Unity and Disunity in Greek and Christian Thought under the Roman Peace (2021) 126
plutarch Stanton, Unity and Disunity in Greek and Christian Thought under the Roman Peace (2021) 126
polytheism Stanton, Unity and Disunity in Greek and Christian Thought under the Roman Peace (2021) 126
prince, susan Wolfsdorf, Early Greek Ethics (2020) 366
stoic thought Stanton, Unity and Disunity in Greek and Christian Thought under the Roman Peace (2021) 126
unity of virtue Wolfsdorf, Early Greek Ethics (2020) 356
zenon of kition Stanton, Unity and Disunity in Greek and Christian Thought under the Roman Peace (2021) 126
zeus Stanton, Unity and Disunity in Greek and Christian Thought under the Roman Peace (2021) 126