Cyrenaic

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Cyrenaic Pertaining to Cyrenaica, an ancient country of northern Africa, and to Cyrene, its principal city; also, to a school of philosophy founded by Aristippus, a native of Cyrene.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • Cyrenaic Pertaining to Cyrene, an ancient Greek city, capital of Cyrenaica, on the north coast of Africa.
    • Cyrenaic Pertaining or belonging to the Greek school of hedonistic philosophy established by Aristippus of Cyrene, a disciple of Socrates. According to Aristippus, pleasure is the only rational aim, and the relative values of different pleasures are to be determined by their relative intensities and durations. He maintained also that cognition is limited to sensation.
    • Cyrenaic Also Cyrenian.
    • n Cyrenaic One of the Cyrenaic school of philosophers. See I., 2.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Cyrenaic sī-rin-ā′ik pertaining to Cyrene, or to the hedonism of its philosopher Aristippus, a pupil of Socrates.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. Cyrenaicus, fr. Cyrene, in Libya

Usage

In literature:

Midway in the low African coast which intervenes between the Tunisian projection and the Cyrenaic one, about Long.
"History of Phoenicia" by George Rawlinson
What a range and what a variability in the Cyrena!
"More Letters of Charles Darwin" by Charles Darwin
Cyrena, range and variability.
"More Letters of Charles Darwin Volume II" by Charles Darwin
Something of the same kind may be noticed regarding some later phases of Cyrenaic theory.
"Marius the Epicurean, Volume Two" by Walter Horatio Pater
FLINT KNIFE OR FLAKE FROM BELOW THE SAND CONTAINING Cyrena fluminalis.
"The Geological Evidence of The Antiquity of Man" by Charles Lyell
A tempest drove the vessel to Cyrenae, which was at that time under the dominion of kings.
"The History of Rome; Books Nine to Twenty-Six" by Titus Livius
For you the Cyrenaic shell Behold I touch revering.
"Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama, Vol 1" by The Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D.
The African provinces were, Egypt, Cyrena'ica, Namidia, and Maurita'nia.
"Pinnock's Improved Edition of Dr. Goldsmith's History of Rome" by Oliver Goldsmith
Antisthenes founded the Cynic school, Aristippus the Cyrenaic, and Euclid the Megaric.
"A Critical History of Greek Philosophy" by W. T. Stace
The marine beds contain many drifted freshwater shells as Limnaea and Cyrena.
"The Geological Story of the Isle of Wight" by J. Cecil Hughes
Aristippus, the founder of the Cyrenaic School, i.
"History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, Volume II (of 2)" by John William Draper
Cyrenaic school, was the son of Aritadas, a merchant of Cyrene.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 5" by Various
He has returned to the agnostic standpoint of the {71} Cyrenaic school.
"History of Modern Philosophy" by Alfred William Benn
Here he attached himself in succession to the Academy, the Cynics, the Cyrenaics and the Peripatetics.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 7" by Various
By pleasure Epicurus meant both more and less than the Cyrenaics.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 6" by Various
It is not, however, in this, which is only the old Cyrenaic or Epicurean answer, that the distinctive point of Hobbism lies.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 7" by Various
Euhemerus was a firm upholder of the Cyrenaic philosophy, and by many ancient writers he was regarded as an atheist.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 8" by Various
For relation of Cynicism to contemporary thought, compare CYRENAICS, MEGARIAN SCHOOL.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 8" by Various
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In news:

Cyrena M DeBerry Bragg, 91, died Nov 9, 2012, at her home.
Cyrena M DeBerry Bragg , 91, died Nov 9, 2012, at her home.
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