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Ryan Holiday (Founder/Brass Check)

Ironically, Diogenes’ most famous biography in this collection is of the other Diogenes—Diogenes the Cynic. Other excellent and illustrative sketches include Zeno, Ariston, Cleanthes and Chrysippus the Stoic. Heraclitus is another great biography. All of these vary in length. Zeno is over a 150 pages, Herillus (not to be confused with Heraclitus) is 2 pages. But regardless of length, they are all quite good. My favorite little quirk of the book is Diogenes’ weird poem that he writes about each philosopher and of course the credulity with which he reports on their unusual deaths.

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The lives and deaths of the Greek philosophers as written by Diogenes Läertius in the 3rd century. Includes Plato, Aristotle, and Socrates. "I for one prefer reading Diogenes Läertius. [His is] the only critique of a philosophy that is possible and that proves something." — Friedrich Nietzsche

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