Comforting Thought: Diogenes on the human race

The Sensual World of The Unseen By Photographer Duane Michaels

Not least for those who are called foreigners, for they are not foreigners. For while the various segments of the earth give different people a different country, the whole compass of this world gives people all people a single country, the entire Earth, and a single home, the world. Diogenes of Oenoanda

Diogenes of Oenoanda, Διογένης ὁ Οἰνοανδεύς  117–138 A.D

Diogenes of Oenoanda, (Greek: Διογένης ὁ Οἰνοανδεύς) was a follower of the philosophy of Epicurus. A wealthy man in the ancient city of Oenoanda he had a portico wall on his land built and inscribed in Greek with a summary of the Epicurean philosophy of epistemiology, ethics and physics. The portico wall inscriptions originally extended about 260 metres and included about 25,000 words. However only a third (80 metres) of these remain today. His famous inscription is still just as relevant in the year 2020 as it was more than 2,000 years ago when it was written.

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