Zeno of Kition Statue, Larnaca

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  • Despite the wealth of Hellenic philosophy Cyprus cannot boast an abundance of thinkers. But Zenon was born in its territory the dark. It is therefore logical that his images almost everywhere)
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  • In the north-eastern part of Europe is a monument to the philosopher Zeno Kitijskomu or Kitionskomu (Photo 1), i.e., the city of kition-predecessor of Larnaca. Zeno entered history as the founder of stoicism, one of the areas in the ancient Greek philosophy. Statue installed him as a native of Kitium, although here he was known as a maritime trader and as a philosopher he became famous later, living in Athens. The monument appeared here in 2006, ten years after the registration of the whole area of Europe (for which, incidentally, the municipality of Larnaca won the prestigious prize "Europa Nostra", i.e. "Our Europe"). The monument is a gift to the city of Larnaca from the American charity organization "Rotary International". Before his appearance on the seafront was another monument to the philosopher. In 1920, commissioned by family representatives Pierides (archaeological museum with the same name is located in the vicinity of this area) was made a bust of Zeno, which is a copy of the ancient original, which was in the collection of this family. The following year, the bust was installed on the promenade and stood ...
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