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Hellenistische Kunst: Der Prinz und der Philosoph?

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Bronze Head (A Prince ?) from Delos Palaestra c. 100-75 BC, National Archaeological Museum Athens, Greece

Φιλόσοφος των Αντικυθήρων

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Bronze Head from the Antikythera wreck from the first century BC. The sculpture is probably produced between 250 and 230 BC. Who is this person? Probably a philosopher. Some say it shows Bion of Borysthenes. He was a slave of a rhetorician and became free and having a good education from his master he became a famous Cynic philosopher. According to Diogenes Laertios when he was asked if one should marry his answer was: “If you marry an ugly woman you will have a punishment (poinê), and if a handsome woman you will have one who is common" (koinê)”. National Archaeological Museum of Athens.

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