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The Nuttall Encyclopedia

Zeno (2)

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Greek philosopher, the founder of Stoic philosophy, born at Citium, in Cyprus, son of a merchant and bred to merchandise, but losing all in a shipwreck gave himself up to the study of philosophy; went to Athens, and after posing as a cynic at length opened a school of his own in the Stoa, where he taught to extreme old age a gospel called Stoicism, which, at the decline of the heathen world, proved the stay of many a noble soul that but for it would have died without sign, although it is thus "Sartor," in the way of apostrophe, underrates it: "Small is it that thou canst trample the Earth with its injuries under thy feet, as old Greek Zeno trained thee; thou canst love the Earth while it injures thee, and even because it injures thee; for this a Greater than Zeno was needed, and he too was sent" (342-270 B.C.). See Stoics, The .

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Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Zeno (2)'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/z/zeno-2.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.

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