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  • He was incredulous as a Missouri cynic but interested.
  • Eubulides wrote a treatise on Diogenes the Cynic and also a number of comedies.
  • Epictetus, however, would have the sage hold aloof from domestic cares, another Cynic trait.
  • But he frequently describes an ideal character of a missionary sage, the perfect Stoic - or, as he calls him, the Cynic. This missionary has neither country nor home nor land nor slave; his bed is the ground; he is without wife or child; his only mansion is the earth and sky and a shabby cloak.
  • ANTISTHENES (c. 444-365 B.C.), the founder of the Cynic school of philosophy, was born at Athens of a Thracian mother, a fact which may account for the extreme boldness of his attack on conventional thought.