An ancient Greek philosophical position contemporary with early Platonism and Aristotleianism that emphasized the close relationship between human activity and nature, governed by reason and law. Influenced early Judaism and early Christianity significantly (e.g. Philo, Paul).
The most important philosophy in Rome. Its adherents insisted on the importance of accepting all situations with virtus â€“ toughness or manliness. It arose from a Greek school of philosophy founded by Zeno in . 308 BC, and took its name from the porch ( stoa) in Athens where he taught.
(philosophy) the philosophical system of the Stoics following the teachings of the ancient Greek philosopher Zeno