30) The only other Cynic accused of atheism was Bion of Borysthenes
, a student of both Diogenes and Theodorus.
Acknowledging that Menippean satire is eminently aware of its own tradition, he then surveys its ancient roots from Bion of Borysthenes
, over the Cynic Menippus, the Roman scholar Varro, and the Hellenic mockers Lucian and Julian, to the novelists Petronius and Apuleius, not forgetting Seneca's 'snapshot of depraved power' (pp.
29 it is claimed that the inhabitants of Borysthenes
study both Plato and Homer.
Our Army is all disposed of into Quarters, except some Troops that are left on the Borysthenes
to guard the Passages, to hinder the Tartars inroad into Poland, the Czars having gratified them all with one months pay extraordinary, with Gold Medals besides to the Officers.