Cleanthes
(c.331-232)

Born in Asia Minor, Cleanthes was to be one of the stoic philosopher Zenos' pupils and later successor. He was so poor, that he had to work as a watercarrier to be able to study and teach.

When he reached the age of 90 he starved himself to death. Not much survives of him, but his best known work is the "Hymn to Zeus".


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