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Diogenes of Sinope's Pithos
518180 Alexander-and-Diogenes
Diogenes' bashful remarks towards Alexander the Great

Origin

Diogenes of Sinope

Type

Pithos

Effects

The user will mock and disagree with conventional norms and famous figures

Downsides

Causes minimalist lifestyle and neglect of hygiene

Activation

Getting inside

Collected by

Warehouse 4

Section

Socrates-953A

Aisle

604019-2228

Shelf

371948-5296-381

Date of Collection

447 AD

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OriginEdit

Diogenes of Sinope was a philosopher and founder of the Cynic school of thought, which later evolved into Stoicism under his students. Diogenes was banished from Sinope for debasing currency and moved to Athens. He tried to live a modest, simple life with minimal possessions and ignored the laws and rules of institutions. Due to this, he lived in relative poverty with only this pithos as a home and a lantern to search for an honest man. Diogenes scoffed at others ideas and publicly mocked fellow philosophers Plato and Socrates, and later Alexander the Great.

EffectsEdit

When stepped into, the inside illuminates, which agents theorize to be the fulfillment of Diogenes’ search for an honest soul. The user will challenge any established figure or organization they meet, coming up with clever explanations on why their opponent’s viewpoints are foolish. Those affected will lose some of their patience and tolerance for others, especially for the famous and well regarded. The user will reject most material goods and live in an unclean and minimal environment.

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