' distance from our homeland, her ancient name, everything about it aroused our curiosity.
Hubbard (2003, 264) cites some Cynics who cautioned boys against risking their manhood but he also cites the strikingly unconventional position of Bion of Borysthenes
that it is better to offer one's prime than to pluck others'.
(30) The only other Cynic accused of atheism was Bion of Borysthenes
, a student of both Diogenes and Theodorus.
11-16).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.
Zeus and the daughter of the river Borysthenes
. Of some such birth [Greek Words Omitted] as this (they say) Targitaos was born, and to him were born three sons, Lipoxais, Arpoxais and last of all Kolaxais ...