Biography Antistene (445 BC - 365 BC)
Greek philosopher and a pupil of Socrates
Also called Antisthenes.
Life period: 445 BC - 365 BC
Origin country Greece
Antisthenes was a Greek philosopher and a pupil of Socrates. Antisthenes first learned rhetoric under Gorgias before becoming an ardent disciple of Socrates. He adopted and developed the ethical side of Socrates' teachings, advocating an ascetic life lived in accordance with virtue. Later writers regarded him as the founder of Cynic philosophy.