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Headword: *zh/nwn
Adler number: zeta,80
Translated headword: Zenon, Zeno
Vetting Status: high
Son of Dioscorides, of Tarsus or, as some [say], of Sidon;[1] philosopher, disciple of Chrysippus of Tarsus, a Stoic philosopher, and [his] successor.[2]
Greek Original:
*zh/nwn, *dioskori/dou, *tarseu/s, w(s de/ tines *sidw/nios, filo/sofos, maqhth\s *xrusi/ppou tou= *tarse/ws, filoso/fou *stwi+kou=, kai\ dia/doxos.
C3/2 BCE; see generally Julia Annas in OCD(4) s.v. Zeno(3).
The scanty fragments of Zeno(n) of Tarsus concerning his logical, physical and ethical doctrines are collected by H. von Arnim, Stoicorum Veterum Fragmenta (Leipzig 1903) vol. 3, 244-258. Partial English translations of these passages are contained in Long & Sedley (1987) vol. 1, and Inwood & Gerson (1997).
[1] This discrepancy brings the risk of confusion with his later namesake zeta 78.
[2] On C.'s death, at some time between 207 and 204. For Chrysippus (of Soli) see generally chi 568.
B. Inwood, L.P. Gerson, Hellenistic Philosophy. Introductory Readings (Indianapolis/Cambridge 1997, 2nd. edition)
A.A. Long, D.N. Sedley, The Hellenistic Philosophers. Translations of the Principal Sources with Philosophical Commentary (Cambridge 1987)
Keywords: biography; chronology; geography; philosophy
Translated by: Marcelo Boeri on 12 November 1999@12:52:24.
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Edmund P. Cueva on 14 March 2000@07:03:29.
David Whitehead (modified translation; augmented notes; cosmetics) on 16 January 2003@09:08:56.
David Whitehead (modified n.2, at the prompting of Andrew Smith; another keyword) on 11 October 2004@03:53:35.
David Whitehead (another keyword; cosmetics) on 30 November 2012@03:43:00.
David Whitehead (updated a ref) on 5 August 2014@05:50:11.
David Whitehead on 25 March 2016@05:03:39.
Catharine Roth (typo) on 2 June 2018@01:34:24.


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