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cynic

Astronomy of or relating to Sirius, the Dog Star

Cynic

a member of a sect founded by Antisthenes that scorned worldly things and held that self-control was the key to the only good
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I propose that in the portraits of the dwarfs Lezcano, de Acedo and de Morra, Velazquez was alluding to the freedom of speech and intellectual stance of the Greek Cynics, a minor Socratic school founded in the fourth century B.
The Greek Cynics believed in living life according to what nature had intended.
Armed with the knowledge (available through translations from the Greek) of the ideological continuity from the Greek Cynics to the early Christians and the Desert Fathers, the erudite viewer could reconstruct Velazquez' story.