444?–365? b.c., Greek philosopher: founder of the Cynic school. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for antisthenes

Historical Examples of antisthenes

  • It was Antisthenes who founded this school, or rather this order.

  • From Antisthenes came the Cynics; from Aristippus the philosophers of pleasure.

  • Antisthenes replied: How absolutely true to your own character, arch go-between!

  • I am afraid your wealth and his (Antisthenes') combined may overpower me.

  • But how is it that you alone, Antisthenes, you misanthrope, love nobody?

British Dictionary definitions for antisthenes



?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
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