By Robert Sabatier

"Diogène" fait partie des oeuvres inclassables à los angeles portée universelle : à los angeles fois biographie du philosophe cynique, épopée théâtrale, prose au rythme de poème. Diogène, determine du sage, du fou, du prophète et du saint à l. a. façon old, y aborde tous les thèmes de los angeles pensée philosophique et de l. a. vie quotidienne, des sciences, des origines et du devenir au fil de ses entretiens avec ses disciples, ses pairs et ses amis, ses rencontres enjouées et polémiques avec Aristote, Platon ou Démosthène et aussi Antisthène, Cratès, Stilpon et vingt autres. Livre d'initiation et de sagesse, "Diogène" répond aux interrogations les plus profondes que chacun nourrit au plus intime de soi.

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Et ta superbe robe est du tissu de ma simple fabrique. 30 LE MARCHAND Cela me plaît. Prends mon fils dans tes bras et montre-lui le chemin du commerce. Tu es mon frère et je te fais son ombre. Aimons les dieux pour cjye les dieux nous aiment ! Je te salue au seuil de mon départ, Élosipos a désormais deux pères. Nos deux comptoirs fourniront tout le grain des gens d’ici. Rejoins Élosipos, embrasse-le, prends-le sous ta tunique. Je te salue... LE SINOPÉEN ... À toi ma révérence ! Le Marchand s’éloigne.

Je veux le jour, je refuse la nuit... DIOGÈNE Voilà qu’il pense ! Eh bien pensons ensemble. Est insensé qui refuse la nuit car sans la nuit nous n’aurions pas de jour. Ce ne sont là que des mots infertiles, une évidence, eh bien soit ! je l’accepte. Partons de là. Vous tous approchez-vous, écoutez-moi loin de ces indiscrets... n désigne k sinopéa et Élosipos. ces demiers sël0;gnent. Le Sinopéen hausse les épaules. Les clialogues de Diogène ne sont p l s que munnwes. SCÈNE 4 Le Sinopéen Éiosipos.

Trouvons la source. Il est temps de rejoindre le donateur des plus hautes sagesses. ÉLOSIPOS Tu veux parler du chien dans son tonneau? Il me déplaît autant qu'il te fascine. 35 Que pourrait-il nous apprendre, ce gueux? Je l’abomine ! LE SINOPÉEN À toi de le lui dire. Il répondra. Ce sera belle joute. Tu parles bien. La jeunesse est ta force. Mesure-toi. ,T’apporterai mon aide et nous serons les héros d’un combat ÉLOSIPOS Bel agrément ! JI suffit d’une obole pour qu’il se taise. LE SINOPIZEN Ah !

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