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Stoʹics

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Founder of the Stoic school. Zeno of Athens. These philosophers were so called because Zeno used to give his lectures in the Stoa Pœcilé of Athens. (Greek, stoa, a porch.)

Epicteʹtus was the founder of the New Stoic school.

“The ancient Stoics in their porch

With fierce dispute maintained their church,

Beat out their brains in fight and study

To prove that virtue is a body,

That bonum is an animal,

Made good with stout polemic bawl.”


Butler: Hudibras, ii. 2.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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