Stoicism at Plato’s Academy

A Walk in the Park of Philosophy at Athens

Photo of ruins at Plato’s Academy Park in Athens, taken by the author.

The name “Academy” is most commonly associated with the home of Platonic philosophy but the same location, in Athens, also plays a part in the history of Stoic philosophy. Zeno of Citium studied at the Platonic school in the Academy for at least a decade before founding his own Stoic school, located at the famous Stoa Poikile or Painted Porch…



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