Crates of Thebes

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Crates of Thebes (l. c. 360-280 BCE) was one of the most important Cynic philosophers of ancient Greece. He was born to a wealthy family in Thebes but gave away his inheritance after realizing the futility of material possessions. He then moved to Athens where he studied philosophy with Diogenes of Sinope.

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  • c. 360 BCE - 280 BCE
    Life of Greek Philosopher Crates of Thebes.
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