SOPHIST WALLOPS HAUGHTY HELEN SQUARE ON PROBOSCIS. SPARTANS GNASH MOLARS. ITHACANS VOW PEN IS CHAMP.
—You remind me of Antisthenes, the professor said, a disciple of Gorgias, the sophist. It is said of him that none could tell if he were bitterer against others or against himself. He was the son of a noble and a bondwoman. And he wrote a book in which he took away the palm of beauty from Argive Helen and handed it to poor Penelope. Poor Penelope. Penelope Rich. They made ready to cross O’Connell street.
Antisthenes was a Greek philosopher and a pupil of not only Gorgias but also Socratese. He is primarily known for espousing the superiority of virtue over pleasure, living a lifestyle in which he abstained from all sensual enjoyment. (source)