Definition of Cleanthes

1. Noun. Ancient Greek philosopher who succeeded Zeno of Citium as the leader of the Stoic school (300-232 BC).

Generic synonyms: Philosopher



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cleanthes

Clavariaceae
Claviceps purpurea
Clavicipitaceae
Clay
Claybrook's sign
Clayden
Claymate
Claymates
Claymore
Clayton
Claytonia
Claytonia caroliniana
Claytonia virginica
Claytons
Clean Language
Cleanthes
Clear
Cleaveland
Cleemann's sign
Cleese's woolly lemur
Cleese's woolly lemurs
Cleggmania
Cleistes
Cleistes divaricata
Cleistes rosea
Cleland's reagent
Cleland nomenclature
Clelia
Clematis baldwinii

Literary usage of Cleanthes

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1. Fitzosborne's Letters, on Several Subjects by William Melmoth, Cornelius Tacitus (1815)
"S. I AM by no means surprised that the interview you have lately had with cleanthes, has given you a much lower opinion of his ..."

2. The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including the Series by Samuel Johnson, Alexander Chalmers (1810)
"cleanthes gasping lies ; Ind Death's black shadows float betöre his eyes. ... What mov'd thy care, cleanthes. charge you, O ye daughters of the ..."

3. The True Intellectual System of the Universe: Wherein All the Reason and by Ralph Cudworth, Thomas Birch (1837)
"cleanthes, in his second book of the nature of the gods, endeavors to accommodate the fables of Orpheus, Musaeus, Hesiod, and Homer, to those very things, ..."

4. Fragments of Criticism by John Nichol (1860)
"cleanthes : the second in order of the philosophers of the Porch. ... When the witty disciples of the Porch applied to cleanthes the nickname of the Ass, ..."

5. The Apology, Phaedo, and Crito of Plato by Plato, Epictetus, Marcus Aurelius (1909)
"(APPENDIX B) THE HYMN OF cleanthes Chiefest glory of deathless Gods, Almighty for ever, Sovereign of Nature that rulest by law, what Name shall we give Thee ..."

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