The Philosopher, the Dog and the Wedding

The Story of the Infamous Female Philosopher Hipparchia



ISBN: 9781914224096 Category:

Barbara Stok


It is the 4th century BC in Greece. Hipparchia is about to marry the rich son of a family friend when she meets Crates. As the marriage approaches, Hipparchia becomes more and more captivated by the views and way of life of this strange philosopher who lives like a wanderer. Gradually she starts to realize that the safe, comfortable life of luxury that has been mapped out for her is actually a life of emptiness. This book shows us that the insights from thousands of years ago are still relevant today.

Crates and Hipparchia were part of the cynical philosophy. In ancient Athens, the Cynics formed a provocative movement against all conventional values. One of their fundamental principles was that we can only attain true happiness if we are independent of material possessions and social position. Hipparchia was a strong woman who had the courage to live by her own ideals, despite all the prevailing beliefs of her time.

Additional information

Weight 754 g
Dimensions 17.2 x 23.9 cm
Publisher name Self Made Hero
Publication date 17 November 2022
Number of pages 296
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions 17.2 x 23.9 cm
Weight 754 g


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Barbara Stok is an awardwinning comic artist from The Netherlands. Her criticallyacclaimed graphic biography of Vincent Van Gogh, Vincent, is published in more than 20 countries around the world.