Zeno of Sidon

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Zeno of Sidon was an accomplished mathematician and leader of the Epicurean school during the 1st century BCE, contemporary with the life of Cicero. Zeno succeeded The two Ptolemys of Alexandria and was succeeded by Demetrius Laco. Diogenes Laertius describes him as a student of Apollodorus and a proflic author.

In the De Natura Deorum (1.34), Cicero states that Zeno was contemptuous of other philosophers, and even called Socrates "the Attic Buffoon."

Zeno held that happiness is not merely contingent upon present enjoyment and prosperity, but also on a reasonable expectation of their continuance. His views were made the subject of a special treatise by Posidonius.

To add: Zeno's challenges to the axioms of Euclid.

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