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Cynic Tub (The)

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The tub from which Diogenēs lectured. Similarly we speak of the “Porch,” that is, the Porch Pœcĭlē, meaning Stoic philosophy; the “Garden,” meaning Epicurēan philosophy; the “Academy,” meaning Platonic philosophy; the “Colonnade,” meaning Aristotelian philosophy.

“[They] fetch their doctrines from the Cynic tub.”


Milton: Comus, line 708.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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