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-0334 – Zeno (of Citium) – bio

Zeno was born in -334 in Citium (Kition), a city kingdom on the island of Cyprus. Cyprus is a Mediterranean island south of Turkey and West of Syria. Cyprus was under Persian influence, then conquered by the Greeks under Alexander in -333, and after his death became part of Hellenistic Egypt. Zeno is considered to […]

Ethics of Stoicism

Stoicism is a philosophy of living a life of virtue, developed around -0300 in Greece. “Virtue” means living in accordance with a rational principle that is found in nature, or to live reasonably. Stoics consider that the entire cosmos has a soul-like spiritual quality (God?) that is found in everything. The ethics of Stoicism aims […]