By Jean-Léon Gérôme, 1860. “The Greek philosopher Diogenes (404-323 BC) is seated in his abode, the earthenware tub, in the Metroon, Athens, lighting the lamp in daylight with which he was to search for an honest man. His companions were dogs that also served as emblems of his ‘Cynic’ philosophy, which emphasized an austere existence.”
Clever chap, that Alexander. After the occupants of Tyre killed his ambassadors, he built a causeway in order to storm this once-impregnable island city.
Because sometimes you just need to keep track of Zeus’s lovers. More about it here.