School of Stoics

School of Stoics
Stoic Sto"ic, n. [L. stoicus, Gr. ?, fr. ?, adj., literally, of or pertaining to a colonnade, from ? a roofed colonnade, a porch, especially, a porch in Athens where Zeno and his successors taught.] 1. A disciple of the philosopher Zeno; one of a Greek sect which held that men should be free from passion, unmoved by joy or grief, and should submit without complaint to unavoidable necessity, by which all things are governed. [1913 Webster]

2. Hence, a person not easily excited; an apathetic person; one who is apparently or professedly indifferent to pleasure or pain. [1913 Webster]

A Stoic of the woods, a man without a tear. --Campbell. [1913 Webster]

{School of Stoics}. See {The Porch}, under {Porch}. [1913 Webster]


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