- /klee an"theez/, n.c300-232? B.C., Greek Stoic philosopher.
* * *▪ Greek philosopherborn 331/330 BC, Assos in the Troad, Asia Minordied 232/231Stoic philosopher who became head of the Stoic school (263–232 BC) after the death of Zeno of Citium. Among his pupils were his successor, Chrysippus, and Antigonus II, king of Macedonia. Although Cleanthes produced little that is original, he brought a religious fervour to the teachings of Zeno, stressing the belief that the universe is a living entity and that God is the vivifying ether of the universe. He wrote about 50 works, of which only fragments survive, the most important being his hymn to Zeus. The principal fragments of Cleanthes' works are contained in works of Diogenes Laërtius and Stobaeus; some may be found in Cicero and Seneca.
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Cleanthes — Full name Cleanthes Born c. 330 BC Assos Died c. 230 BC Athens Era Ancient philosophy Region Western Philosophy School … Wikipedia
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Cleanthes — (c. 331–232 BC) Stoic philosopher, and second head of the Stoic school. Coming between Zeno of Citium, the founder, and Chrysippus, the ‘second founder’ of the Stoic school, Cleanthes has usually been accorded a relatively minor position. However … Philosophy dictionary
Cleanthes — biographical name circa 331 circa 232 B.C. Greek Stoic philosopher … New Collegiate Dictionary
CLEANTHES — a Stoic philosopher, born at Assos, in Troas, of the 3rd century B.C.; wrought as a drawer of water by night that he might earn his fee as pupil of Zeno s by day; became Zeno s successor and the head of his school; regarded pleasure as a… … The Nuttall Encyclopaedia
Cleanthes — Cle•an•thes [[t]kliˈæn θiz[/t]] n. big c300–232? b.c., Greek Stoic philosopher … From formal English to slang
Cleanthes — /kliˈænθiz/ (say klee antheez) noun c.300–c.232 BC, Greek Stoic philosopher … Australian English dictionary
Cleanthes — noun ancient Greek philosopher who succeeded Zeno of Citium as the leader of the Stoic school (300 232 BC) • Instance Hypernyms: ↑philosopher * * * /klee an theez/, n. c300 232? B.C., Greek Stoic philosopher … Useful english dictionary
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