Dogs' Tales: Representations of Ancient Cynicism in French Renaissance Texts

Synopsis

"Sleeping rough, having sex in public and insulting the most powerful men in the world earned the ancient Cynic or 'dog' philosophers fame and infamy in antiquity and beyond. This book reveals that French Renaissance texts features a rich and varied set of responses to the Dogs, including especially Diogenes of Sinope (4th century B. C.), whose life was a subversive performance combining wisdom and wisecracks."

Additional information

Contributors:
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Amsterdam
Publication year:
  • 2006

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