Diogenes of Sinope (ca. 412 BC - 323 BC), also known as “The Cynic”, was a Greek philosopher born in Sinope (modern day Sinop, Turkey). A disciple of Antisthenes, Diogenes lived as an ascetic on the streets of Sinope. Although he is reported to have authored many works and had a great influence on the later Stoics, none of his writings have survived. Details of his work and ideas survives only in the form of anecdotes provided in Diogenes Laërtius’ “The Lives and Opinions of the Eminent Philosophers”.