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  • The leading earlier Cynics were Antisthenes, Diogenes of Sinope, Crates of Thebes, and Zeno; in the later Roman period, the chief names are Demetrius (the friend of Seneca), Oenomaus and Demonax.
  • Nor is it unjust to infer that the sense of opposition provoked some of the Cynics to an overweening display of superiority.
  • It is probable that these later Cynics adapted themselves somewhat to the times in which they lived and avoided the crude extravagance of Diogenes and others.
  • For his philosophy see Cynics, and for his pupils, Diogenes and Crates, see articles under these headings.
  • Like the Cynics and the Cyrenaics, Euclides started from the Socratic principle that virtue is knowledge.
 

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