The stoics considered it a final act of noble suffering, but Plato thought it fundamentally detrimental to a civilized community.
I am not sure if the shouters and criers or the stoics had the “right” reaction.
The stoics sought to rid themselves of all feelings that might cause pain, including jealously.
The stoics say that the figure of the world is spherical, others that it is conical, others oval.
The stoics made much of it; and boasted of the completeness of their indifference.
The stoics society was of elastic proportions, including everyone above IV.
There is no permanent wise man except in the figment of the stoics.
And yet Appian wonders at their corruption, as much as if they had been stoics or Platonists.
At the beginning of the Christian era, the cultured Romans were stoics or epicureans.
The founder of the sect of stoics, and hence supposedly not stirred by "naked High Art."
a member of the school of philosophy founded by Zeno; belief that a wise man is free from passion and indifferent to grief or joy
Greek stoikos 'portico where Zeno taught'
late 14c., "philosopher of the school founded by Zeno," from Latin stoicus, from Greek stoikos "pertaining to a member of or the teachings of the school founded by Zeno (c.334-c.262 B.C.E.), characterized by austere ethical doctrines," literally "pertaining to a portico," from stoa "porch," specifically Stoa Poikile "the Painted Porch," the great hall in Athens (decorated with frescoes depicting the Battle of Marathon) where Zeno taught (see stoa). Meaning "person who represses feelings or endures patiently" first recorded 1570s. The adjective is recorded from 1590s in the "repressing feelings" sense, c.1600 in the philosophical sense.
a sect of Greek philosophers at Athens, so called from the Greek word stoa i.e., a "porch" or "portico," where they have been called "the Pharisees of Greek paganism." The founder of the Stoics was Zeno, who flourished about B.C. 300. He taught his disciples that a man's happiness consisted in bringing himself into harmony with the course of the universe. They were trained to bear evils with indifference, and so to be independent of externals. Materialism, pantheism, fatalism, and pride were the leading features of this philosophy.