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Greek praise of poverty

the origins of ancient cynicism

by Desmond, William

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Published by University of Notre Dame Press in Notre Dame, Ind .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Cynics (Greek philosophy),
  • Cynicism.,
  • Poverty.,
  • Philosophy, Ancient.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. ) and index.

    StatementWilliam Desmond.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsB508 .D47 2005
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL3418755M
    ISBN 100268025819, 0268025827
    LC Control Number2005035126

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"Rich in new and stimulating ideas, and based on the breadth of reading and depth of knowledge which its wide-ranging subject matter requires, The Greek Praise of Poverty argues impressively and cogently for a relocation of Cynic philosophy into the mainstream of Greek ideas on material prosperity, work, happiness, and power."A.

Thomas Cole, Professor Emeritus of4/5(2). Rather, the Cynic movement had deep and significant roots in what Desmond calls "the Greek praise of poverty." Desmond demonstrates that classical attitudes toward wealth were complex and ambivalent, and allowed for an implicit praise of poverty and the virtues it could inspire.

“Rich in new and stimulating ideas, and based on the breadth of reading and depth of knowledge which its wide-ranging subject matter requires, The Greek Praise of Poverty argues impressively and cogently for a relocation of Cynic philosophy into the mainstream of Greek ideas on material prosperity, work, happiness, and power.” —A.

Thomas Cole, Professor Emeritus of Classics. The Greek Praise of Poverty: The Origins Of Ancient Cynicism William D Desmond "Rich in new and stimulating ideas, and based on the breadth of reading and depth of knowledge which its wide-ranging subject matter requires, The Greek Praise of Poverty argues impressively and cogently for a relocation of Cynic philosophy into the mainstream of.

“In his thought-provoking The Greek Praise of Poverty: Origins of Ancient Cynicism, William D. Desmond proposes that the chief reason for this widespread appeal and longevity is that, for all its flamboyance, Cynicism in fact had deep roots in traditional Greek culture, and in particular in Greek suspicions of wealth, and praise of frugality and the simple life erudite, scholarly and Cited by: 8.

Rather, the Cynic movement had deep and significant roots in what Desmond calls "the Greek praise of poverty." Desmond demonstrates that classical attitudes toward wealth were complex and ambivalent, and allowed for an implicit praise of poverty and the virtues it could : William D Desmond.

The Greek Praise of Poverty. Origins of Ancient Cynicism. Desmond, One little example of the variety of lower-class sources not explored in the book will suffice: ‘This is the beautiful tomb of Manes, the son of Orymaios, the best of Phrygians there ever were in wide Athens.

And by Zeus, I never saw any woodcutter better than : Kostas Vlassopoulos. Get this from a library. The Greek praise of poverty: origins of ancient Cynicism. [William D Desmond] -- William Desmond, taking issue with typical assessments of the ancient Cynics, contends that figures such as Antisthenes and Diogenes were not cultural outcasts or marginal voices in the classical.

Explains Cynicism's rise in popularity in the ancient world by exploring the set of attitudes that collectively formed the Greek praise of poverty.

From inside the book What people are saying - Write a review. “Rich in new and stimulating ideas, and based on the breadth of reading and depth of knowledge which its wide-ranging subject matter requires, The Greek Praise of Poverty argues impressively and cogently for a relocation of Cynic philosophy into the mainstream of Greek ideas on material prosperity, work, happiness, and power.” —A.

Thomas Cole, Professor Emeritus of Classics, Yale. Table of contents for The Greek praise of poverty: the origins of ancient cynicism / William Desmond. Bibliographic record and links to related information available from the Library of Congress catalog.

Contents may have variations from the printed book or be incomplete or contain other coding. William D. Desmond. The Greek Praise of Poverty: Origins of Ancient Cynicism. Published: Novem William D. Desmond, The Greek Praise of Poverty: Origins of Ancient Cynicism, University of Notre Dame Press,pp., $ (pbk), ISBN Reviewed by Han Baltussen, Institute for Advanced Study/ University of Adelaide.

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Book Review: The Greek Praise of Poverty: Origins of Ancient Cynicism, William D. Desmond (Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, ). [REVIEW] Maeve O'Brien - - Yearbook of the Irish Philosophical Society (ISBN: ) He explains Cynicism's rise in popularity in the ancient world by exploring the set of attitudes that collectively formed the Greek praise of poverty.

Desmond argues that in the fifth and fourth centuries B.C., economic, political, military, and philosophical thought contained explicit criticisms of wealth and praise of poverty.

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"In his thought-provoking The Greek Praise of Poverty: Origins of Ancient Cynicism, William D. Desmond proposes that the chief reason for this widespread appeal and longevity is that, for all its flamboyance, Cynicism in fact had deep roots in traditional Greek culture, and in particular in Greek suspicions of wealth, and praise of frugality and the simple life erudite, scholarly and Author: William D.

Desmond. Greek words for poverty include φτώχεια, ανέχεια, εξαθλίωση, πτώχεια, απορία and κακομοιριά. Find more Greek words at. The Greek Praise of Poverty: Origins of Ancient Cynicism: : Desmond, William D.: Libri in altre lingueAuthor: William D.

Desmond. Rather, the Cynic movement had deep and significant roots in what Desmond calls "the Greek praise of poverty." Desmond demonstrates that classical attitudes toward wealth were complex and ambivalent, and allowed for an implicit praise of poverty and the virtues it could inspire.

From an economic and political point of view, the poor majority at Author: William D. Desmond. Praise and Poverty Hardcover – by Gloria D.

Fondren Ph. D. (Author) out of 5 stars 2 ratings. See all 5 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from Used from Kindle "Please retry" $ 5/5(2).Beginning inGreece entered three bailout agreements - with the European Commission, the European Central Bank (ECB), the IMF, and the third in with the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) - worth in total about $ billion.

The Greek Government formally exited the .