Zeno of Citium Founds Stoic Philosophy

Zeno of Citium was the founder of the Stoic philosophy beginning in Cyprus. Zeno was born in Cyprus and lived circa 333-262 BCE, yet gave lectures from 310 BCE at Stoa Poikile (“painted colonnade”), the landmark in the city of Athens, Greece. The Stoic premise is, “happiness lies in living with courage and dignity in conformance to the divine plan by which nature is governed”.

      300 BCE
      Zeno of Citium
      Cyprus, Athens, Greece

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