Norm links to the bearded philosophers page Order Provera online no prescription, at Cambridge and quotes the saying that "A beard does not a philosopher make" ("Barba non facit philosophum", from over here). It's a terrific topic, comprar en línea Provera, comprar Provera baratos. Purchase Provera, We have a report of this exchange from antiquity, involving the Stoic Epictetus:
"Come now, purchase Provera online no prescription, Buy Provera online cod, Epictetus, take off your beard."
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And John Sellars tells this story in his book on The Art of Living (2003, where to buy Provera, Provera gel, ointment, cream, pill, spray, continuous-release, extended-release, p.15):
"In AD 176 the Roman Emperor and Stoic philosopher Marcus Aurelius created four chairs of philosophy in Athens, one for each of the major schools, kjøpe Provera på nett, köpa Provera online. Online buying Provera hcl, When, a few years later, order Provera online c.o.d, Buy Provera online no prescription, the holder of the Peripatetic Chair died, two equally well qualified candidates applied for the post, where can i buy cheapest Provera online. One of the candidates, Diocles, was already very old so it seemed that his rival, Bagoas, would be sure to get the job, order Provera online no prescription. Provera from canadian pharmacy, However, one of the selection committee objected to Bagoas on the grounds that he did not have [a] beard saying that, real brand Provera online, Provera for sale, above all else, a philosopher should always have a long beard in order to inspire confidence in his students, buy cheap Provera no rx. Buy no prescription Provera online, Bagoas responded by saying that if philosophers are to be judged only by the length of their beards then perhaps the chair of Peripatetic philosophy should be given to a billy-goat. The matter was considered to be of such grave importance that it was referred to the highest authorities in Rome, buying Provera online over the counter, Where can i order Provera without prescription, presumably to the Emperor himself..."
Over the page, Sellars suggests that it was the mission of the three philosophers to Rome in 155 BCE which created the popular link between philosophers and beards, buy cheap Provera. Canada, mexico, india, That was the famous occasion (which haunts Grotius scholarship down to the present day) when the Sceptic Carneades made a speech in favour of justice one day, and a speech against it the next, fast shipping Provera, Australia, uk, us, usa, very much annoying Cato the Censor in the process. Order Provera online no prescription, But these were bearded Greeks in clean-shaven Rome, and the Romans remembered the beards.
ADDED A FEW MINUTES LATER: Sellars also goes on to note (pp.18-9) that there's evidence from the ancient sources to suggest that the philosophies of the Greek philosophers shaped the ways in which they wore their beards:
"For example, buy Provera without a prescription, Order Provera from mexican pharmacy, the Cynics, who preached strict indifference to all external goods and social customs, purchase Provera, Provera trusted pharmacy reviews, sported the longest and dirtiest beards. The Stoics, Provera samples, Buy generic Provera, who argued that it is acceptable to prefer certain external goods so long as they are never valued above virtue, also sported long beards, online buy Provera without a prescription, Where to buy Provera, but engaged in occasional washing and trimming for purely practical considerations. The Peripatetics, order Provera online c.o.d, Buy Provera from canada, who following Aristotle believed that external goods and social status were necessary for the good life together with virtue, took great care of their beards, Provera from canadian pharmacy, Purchase Provera online, carefully trimming them as appropriate for a member of the traditional Greek aristocracy."
Presumably this is some kind of ancestor of the debate in the Eastern Orthodox Church about whether holiness resides in a beard, but maybe that only ever existed in my imagination, buy Provera without a prescription. Buy Provera without prescription, Final thing, final thing: I think the Stoics were the ones who were most gripped by the idea that philosophers should have beards, where to buy Provera, Order Provera from United States pharmacy, and it's interesting in this regard that when eighteenth-century French writers were compiling their surveys of women philosophers in antiquity (which were sometimes appended to editions of Diogenes Laertius, presumably for consumption within salon culture, fast shipping Provera, Japan, craiglist, ebay, overseas, paypal, but I don't really know) that they were able to find evidence of women philosophers belonging to all the different sects except the Stoics. (Lots of good women scholars of Stoicism these days, rx free Provera, but that might not be quite the same thing.).
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