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 (klē-ăn′thēz) 331?-232? bc.
Greek philosopher who succeeded Zeno as head of the Stoic school. His most famous work is a hymn to Zeus.
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(Biography) ?300–?232 bc, Greek philosopher: succeeded Zeno as head of the Stoic school
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(kliˈæn θiz)

c300–232? B.C., Greek Stoic philosopher.
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Noun1.Cleanthes - ancient Greek philosopher who succeeded Zeno of Citium as the leader of the Stoic school (300-232 BC)
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Hellanicus and Cleanthes say his father was Maeon, but Eugaeon says Meles; Callicles is for Mnesagoras, Democritus of Troezen for Daemon, a merchant-trader.
So too Cleanthes in his treatise On Pleasure, as also Posidonius, and Hecato in his work On Ends.
In the Scots Magazine for January 1758, 'To the Memory of Mr Allan Ramsay' by 'Cleanthes', appears.
Enraged by the address, Cleodemus unmasks the famous Stoic founders, Chrysippus, Cleanthes and Zeno, as frauds, stating that they:
But Chrysippus in Bk I of On Providence and Posidonius in On Gods say that the heaven is the governing principle of the universe, and Cleanthes says it is the Sun.
Furthermore, (c) as with all trilemma, other solutions are open (thus Cleanthes rejected the first claim while others rejected the second one).
Chapman, indeed, had previously written the fantastic part of the title character of The Blind Beggar of Alexandria--variously a blind beggar or seer called Irus, the banished Duke Cleanthes, the usurer Leon, and 'the humorous duke' Hermes.
Cleanthes (330-230 BCE) was the second head of the Stoic school in Athens.
Admittedly, sometime in the period of Antigonus' suzerainty (306-301 BC) Cleanthes went to Athens and was at some point brought before the court of the Areopagites.
The Hellenistic philosophers considered are Epicurus; the stoics Zeno, Cleanthes, and Chrysippus; and Pyrrho of Elis.
There is a long list of philosophers who address personal prayers to deities; examples include the Stoic philosopher Cleanthes and his hymn to Zeus, (11) and the Epicurean Lucretius and his address to Venus at the beginning of his De rerum natura.
?Knvpomc and the Googness of Gof in Cleanthes. Phronesis, 50(1), pp.