Cleanthes (Kleanthes)( Greek philosopher)
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Cleanthes; Kleanthes, from Assos in Troas, 331-232 gg. BC. e., Greek philosopher. In adulthood, arrived in Athens, which became a disciple of Zeno Kifeonskogo. Come from poor families, and even as a philosopher, earned his living by manual labor. In 262-232 years. was head Stoi. In the teachings of Zeno developed mainly religious denomination. K. thought the world of unity, soul and mind which is God, is traditionally called Zeus, and the heart - Sun. The harmony of the world inaccessible to people eager to wealth, fame, entertainment - things unworthy of a philosopher. A highly literary prodigy, he was concerned about the form of his works, which wrote only 50 (preserved only in fragments). The most famous surviving entirely gekzametrichesky Hymn to Zeus.