The Tale of Alexander and Diogenes

The Tale of Alexander and Diogenes

There is a famous and almost certainly apocryphal story about the cynic philosopher, Diogenes, which was related to us by Plutarch. As you know, Diogenes believed in the mastery of the self.  He was considered to be eccentric and did outlandish things such as walking about Athens in the daytime with a lit lamp, ‘looking for an honest man.’ In...