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.
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Zeno of Citium

(ˈziːnəʊ əv ˈsɪtɪəm)
(Biography) ?336–?264 bc, Greek philosopher, who founded the Stoic school in Athens
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Ze′no of Ci′ti•um

(ˈsɪʃ i əm)
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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Zeno of Elia, not to be confused with Zeno of Citium, the Stoic, but rather the purported inventor of the dialectic, the reductio ad absurdum or proof by contradiction, who in Aristotle's Physics , according to Simplicius, argued, "If there are many, they must be as many as they are.
Regarded by many as the loftiest and most sublime of philosophies, it flourished for about 500 years from the time of Zeno of Citium (340-265 B.C.) to the death of the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius (A.D.
He lived and worked nearly four centuries after Zeno of Citium. Nor is he the earliest Stoic whose writings survive in extenso; that honor goes to the Roman Seneca.
Zeno of Citium, took the ideas of the Cynics a couple of steps further and founded the philosophy of Stoicism in about 300 BC.