What is the source for Diogenes' quote in Burton's The Anatomy of Melancholy?

What is the source for Diogenes' quote in Burton's The Anatomy of Melancholy?


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In The Anatomy of Melancholy, Robert Burton states that

"When the son swore, Diogenes struck the father."

Where did Burton get this from? I can find no earlier (i.e. Classical) reference to it, nor any suggestion that Diogenes in fact did it. I am wondering if Burton made it up and, as it were," hung" it on Diogenes.


Edit: The nearest I can find to Burton's claim is this (unreferenced) quote:

"Why not whip the teacher when the pupil misbehaves?"

http://millionsofmouths.com/diogenes.html


I think you found the source, which was creatively rephrased. A-Z Quotes has the citation to Davenport's translation of Diogenes for the quote:

Herakleitos, Diogenes (2011). “Herakleitos and Diogenes: Translated from the Greek by Guy Davenport”, p.55, Wipf and Stock Publishers


Watch the video: Walker Brents III on Robert Burtons The Anatomy of Melancholy


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