Crates of Thebes
(c. 365–285 BC)
Greek Cynic, and the principal pupil of Diogenes of Sinope . He led a wandering life devoted to poverty, yet is represented as universally respected and beloved: people wrote welcomes to him on their doors. Given the Cynic's principled opposition to conventional forms and usages (see Hipparchia ) one should pause and admire the tolerance of ancient societies.

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