Standing with the Stoics for a happier world

The statue of the philosopher Zeno in Europe Square, Larnaca, Cyprus. Photo: Pixabay.

Around 2,300 years ago, the Hellenistic philosopher Zeno of Citium in Cyprus, began teaching at the Stoa poikilē, or ‘Painted Porch’ in Athens, and the philosophical tradition of Stoicism, taking its name from the city colonnade, was born.

And the authors of a book that recently came my way, Kai Whiting and Leonidas Konstantakos, who have written Being Better: Stoicism for a world worth

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Geoff Ward

Geoff Ward

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Writer, poet, tutor and mentor in literature and creative writing (MA and BA Hons degrees in English literature), book editor, journalist and musician.