He was incredulous as a Missouri cynic but interested.
Eubulides wrote a treatise on Diogenes the Cynic and also a number of comedies.
Epictetus, however, would have the sage hold aloof from domestic cares, another Cynic trait.
Finally it is necessary to point out two flaws in the Cynic philosophy.
ANTISTHENES (c. 444-365 B.C.), the founder of the Cynic school of philosophy, was born at Athens of a Thracian mother, a fact which may account for the extreme boldness of his attack on conventional thought.