An Encounter to Remember

For centuries of European art, it was one of the most frequently portrayed moments from classical antiquity.  Wikimedia Commons includes more than fifty artistic renderings of an apocryphal meeting of the young Alexander of Macedonia (later to be known as “the Great”) and the much older Diogenes of Sinope (later to be known as “the Cynic”). It is hard to imagine a more unlikely pair.  Alexander was the brash young… Read more