Dio Chrysostom, Discourses 9. Isthmian Discourse

LCL 257: 401

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The Ninth or Isthmian Discourse

In the ninth Discourse, as in the eighth, we find Diogenes attending the Isthmian games, and in both Discourses there is the same reference to the importance of the great public gatherings for Diogenes’ purpose, the same references to physicians and to dogs. These similarities have led to the inference that the two Discourses were prepared at about the same time; but while in the preceding Discourse we are given the subject-matter of Diogenes’ teaching, in this one it is rather his method of teaching that is shown.

DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.dio_chrysostom-discourses_9_isthmian_discourse.1932