Hipparchia’s Great Love

“Not one tower does my country have, not one roof, But for home and city, the entire earth lies, At my disposition for a dwelling.” Diogenes Laertius, on a Cynic’s view of the world The moment Hipparchia of Maroneia, saw Crates of Thebes, the renowned Cynic philosopher, she was passionately and irrevocably in love.  Nothing, not even her…