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Ideas of Crates (Theb), by Text

[Greek, 365 - 285 BCE, Born in Thebes, Greece. Taught by Diogenes III. Zeno of Citium was a pupil. Died in Boeotia.]

325BCE fragments/reports
p.215 Crates lived in poverty, and treated his whole life as a joke [Plutarch]
p.252 Everyone should study philosophy until they see all people in the same light [Diog. Laertius]