'Like a bird with the gift of reason’ : Maximus of Tyre on the freedom of Diogenes the Cynic
CITATION: More, J. 2019. 'Like a bird with the gift of reason’ : Maximus of Tyre on the freedom of Dogenes the Cynic. Akroterion, 64:91-105, doi:10.7445/64-0-1007.
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In his thirty-sixth oration, Maximus of Tyre draws on Greek philosophical and literary traditions, including the myth of the Golden Age, to encourage his audience to emulate Diogenes the Cynic. While some consider Maximus a philosophical dilettante, I argue here that this oration serves, rather, as an example of a popular philosophy.