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Diogenes of Oenoanda (c. 2nd century AD)

DOI: 10.4324/9780415249126-A043-1
Version: v1,  Published online: 1998
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The Epicurean philosopher Diogenes came from the Greek town Oenoanda in Lycia (Turkey). He is known exclusively for his massive philosophical inscription, erected in a colonnade there. Its remains contain sayings of Epicurus, plus Diogenes’ own writings, mainly on physics and ethics. His Epicureanism is largely traditional, but possible innovations include talk of a future Epicurean golden age.

Citing this article:
Erler, Michael. Diogenes of Oenoanda (c. 2nd century AD), 1998, doi:10.4324/9780415249126-A043-1. Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Taylor and Francis,
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