Zeno of Citium (334 – 262 BCE)
The founder of Stoicism.

He began teaching in a part of the Athenian Agora that was known as the Stoa Poikile in 301 BC. His disciples were initially called Zenonians, but eventually they came to be known as Stoics.

Notes
1. As opposed to Zeno of Elea, the skeptic who formulated the paradoxes that "disproved" the possibility of motion.

2. Most of the details known about his life come from the anecdotes preserved by Diogenes Laërtius in his Lives and Opinions of Eminent Philosophers. Click here to read it.

3. According to Zeno, "God runs through the material world as honey runs through the honeycomb."
(According to Tertullian, from Russell, History of Western Philosophy, 256
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