- of or relating to Cyrenaica, or its chief city, Cyrene.
- noting or pertaining to a school of philosophy founded by Aristippus of Cyrene, who taught that pleasure is the only rational aim of life.
- a native or inhabitant of Cyrenaica.
- a disciple of the Cyrenaic school of philosophy.
Origin of Cyrenaic
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His work represents one great aspect of Socratic philosophy, and should be compared with the Cyrenaic and Megarian doctrines.
Aristippus, founder of the Cyrenaic school, a friend and younger contemporary of Socrates.The Apologia and Florida of Apuleius of Madaura
With the Megaric school is usually classified the Cyrenaic founded by Aristippus.
With the Cyrenaic school, pleasure was the great end and object of life.
Plato had studied mathematics there under Theodorus, and it had a school of its own which gave its name to the Cyrenaic sect.
- (in the ancient world) of or relating to the city of Cyrene or the territory of Cyrenaica
- of or relating to the philosophical school founded by the Greek philosopher Aristippus (?435–?356 bc) in Cyrene that held pleasure to be the highest good
- an inhabitant of Cyrene or Cyrenaica
- a follower of the Cyrenaic school of philosophy
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