Zeno of Citium


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Ze·no of Cit·i·um

 (zē′nō, sĭt′ē-əm) 335?-263? bc.
Greek philosopher who founded the Stoic school, teaching that virtue is necessarily good and that objects of desire are morally ambiguous.

Zeno of Citium

(ˈziːnəʊ əv ˈsɪtɪəm)
n
(Biography) ?336–?264 bc, Greek philosopher, who founded the Stoic school in Athens

Ze′no of Ci′ti•um

(ˈsɪʃ i əm)
n.
c340–c265 B.C., Greek philosopher, born in Cyprus.
Also called Ze′no the Sto′ic.
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Noun1.Zeno of Citium - ancient Greek philosopher who founded the Stoic school (circa 335-263 BC)
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