Zeno of Citium

334 BC - 263 BC

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Zeno of Citium (; Koinē Greek: Ζήνων ὁ Κιτιεύς, Zēnōn ho Kitieus; c. 334 – c. 262 BC) was a Hellenistic philosopher from Citium (Κίτιον, Kition), Cyprus. Zeno was the founder of the Stoic school of philosophy, which he taught in Athens from about 300 BC. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Zeno of Citium has received more than 952,118 page views. His biography is available in 61 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 60 in 2019). Zeno of Citium is the 78th most popular philosopher (up from 81st in 2019), the most popular biography from Cyprus and the most popular Cypriot Philosopher.

Zeno of Citium is most famous for his paradoxes. One of these paradoxes is that of Achilles and the tortoise. Achilles is running a race with the tortoise, but the tortoise is given a head start. Zeno's paradox is that Achilles can never catch up to the tortoise because in order to do so, he must first reach the point where the tortoise was when he started running.

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Among philosophers, Zeno of Citium ranks 78 out of 1,089Before him are Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling, Jeremy Bentham, Anaxagoras, Roger Bacon, Claude Lévi-Strauss, and Epictetus. After him are Xenophanes, Giovanni Pico della Mirandola, Nicholas of Cusa, Boethius, Walter Benjamin, and Mencius.

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Among people born in 334 BC, Zeno of Citium ranks 1 Among people deceased in 263 BC, Zeno of Citium ranks 1After him is Philetaerus.

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Among people born in Cyprus, Zeno of Citium ranks 1 out of 57After him are Barnabas (1), Theodora (500), Ptolemy XII Auletes (-117), Makarios III (1913), Nicos Anastasiades (1946), Saint Spyridon (270), Rauf Denktaş (1924), Demetris Christofias (1946), Michael Cacoyannis (1922), Tassos Papadopoulos (1934), and Mustafa Akıncı (1947).


Among philosophers born in Cyprus, Zeno of Citium ranks 1