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(Τέλης; Télēs). A Cynic of the mid-third cent. BC, who taught philosophy at Athens and Megara [2]. Eight extracts from the Diatribes of Teles are preserved in Stobaeus' Anthology, after the epitome of a certain Theodoros. They have the following themes: being and appearance (Περὶ τοῦ δοκεῖν καὶ τοῦ εἶναι), autarky (Περὶ αὐταρκείας), exile (Περὶ φυγῆς), poverty (two untitled extracts), pleasure (Περὶ τοῦ μὴ εἶναι τέλος ἡδονήν), the circumstances of life brought about by fate (Περὶ περιστάσεων) and the state o…

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Goulet-Cazé, Marie-Odile (Antony), “Teles”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 18 May 2022 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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