Antisthenica Cynica Socratica Mathésis, 9. Praha: ΟΙΚΟΥΜΕΝΗ. 2014. Pp. 437, 2014. €17.21 Kč isbn : 978-80-7298-194-6. This interesting collection of papers is one of the latest in a long series of studies on ancient philosophy published by the prolific Czech publishing house ΟΙΚΟΥΜΕΝΗ, a non-profit organization aiming at the diffusion of philosophical and theological literature. The latter was founded and edited for many years by the eminent dissident philosopher, the late Aleš Havlíček, who also initiated the Czech Plato Society, overseeing the publication of its Symposium Pragense . Expanding on the Platonic interest of the series, the present volume now examines the thought of another Socratic writer: Antisthenes of Athens (henceforth: A.). However, as the editor (Vladislav Suvák) states in its Forward, A.’s thought is often compared not only to that of Plato, but also to that of the Cynics. Hence sections of this volume are also devoted to thinkers of the early Hellenistic period as well as the Classical. With these themes in mind, he here assembles—and contributes to—a collection of papers, written by scholars noted for previous their work on A., the Cynics and the Socratic writers. While the main focus throughout the volume is on
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