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  • “Alexander sought the name "unconquered," but he was unable to overcome the moderation of Diogenes the Cynic. He came to Diogenes, who was lying on the ground, a man with a base appelation but of rugged appearance, and said that if there was anything he wished given him, he might name it. "Other things later," replied Diogenes, "but in the meantime I wish that you would not obstruct my sunshine."” — Valerius Maximus, iv. 3. Ext. 4.[1]

Citations Edit

  1. Sayre 1938, p. 84

References Edit

  • Sayre, Farrand (1928), Diogenes of Sinope: a study of Greek Cynicism 

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