Stoic Philosophy

The Stoa

Stoic philosophy originated during the Helenistic period in Greece. Stoic school: the ‘founder,’ Zeno of Citium in Cyprus (344–262 BCE).

The name derives from the porch or stoa in the Agora at Athens decorated with mural paintings, where the members of the school congregated, and their lectures were held. Read more…

The four cardinal virtues of Stoic philosophy is a classification derived from the teachings of Plato (Republic IV. 426–435):