Zeno of Citium
Ancient Greek Stoic Philosopher©2009Firebrand
Zeno of Citium (335-263 BC), Greek philosopher, probably half Semitic, founder of the Stoicschool, born at Citium in Cyprus. He went to Athens in 305 and attached himself to the CynicCrates. Later he studied under Stilpo, Diodorus Cronus, and Philo of the Megarian school. He then proceeded to the Academics, Xenocrates and Polemo, and opened a school of his own in the'Painted Porch', Stoa Poikile. Hence his disciples were called Stoics.
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