From ancient to new Stoicism: VI — Steven Gambardella’s new modern Stoicism

Figs in Winter
10 min readMay 10, 2024

A conceptual map of where Stoicism came from and where it may be going

Steven Gambardella, image from

Stoicism famously got started around 301 BCE, when Zeno of Citium, a former Phoenician merchant, began to teach at the Stoa Poikile, or Painted Porch, in Athens. We have examined the basics of ancient Stoicism in three…