Crates and Hipparchia Cynic Handbook

Crates and Hipparchia: Handbook of Source Material for Crates and Hipparchia


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Text was inspired by the webpage dedicated to the Cynics and the subsection for Crates and Hipparchia on The Lucian of Samosata Project.

Crates and Hipparchia were a couple bound together by the principles and wonders of Cynic Philosophy. One of the only philosophical couples known from antiquity, their relationship and their individual lives inspired future generations of Cynic philosophers and educated many people on the ideas of Virtue, Happiness, and Self-Reliance. This compilation uses open and available texts to piece together the fragments of their lives and attempts to produce a coherent handbook for use as a reference by the scholar and the student.