Ancient Stoicism

Dr. Cynthia Freeland

A Roman 
Stoa in Athens
A Roman Stoa in Athens From The Ancient City of Athens. Image Copyright 1995-2000. All rights reserved. Kevin T. Glowacki and Nancy L. Klein of the Department of Classical Studies at Indiana University, Bloomington.

Philosophy 6396 Fall 2000
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"[T]hese features of Stoicism do not entirely explain its success, which cannot be entirely separated from its philosophical merits. Unlike Epicureanism, which quickly froze into a fixed dogma, Stoicism developed, and became more complex, comprehensive, and plausible. It forms a system of interconnected doctrines confirming and supporting each other. Plato, Aristotle, and Epicurus never managed as much; and the Stoics' successors in the history of philosophy have produced nothing more comprehensive and systematic."

Professor Terence Irwin, Classical Thought, Oxford University Press, 1989, p. 181.

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