Stoic Philosophers tea towel

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  • Sturdy half panama unbleached US cotton (19" x 27.5")
  • Our special inks mean that colours last in the wash
  • Includes hanging loop
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Stoicism is a school of philosophy that flourished in Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome. The Stoics believed that the practice of virtue is enough to achieve 'eudaimonia': a well-lived life. The Stoics identified the path to achieving it with a life spent practising the four virtues in everyday life: wisdom, courage, temperance or moderation, and justice, and living in accordance with nature. It was founded in the ancient Agora orf Athens by Zeno of Citium around 300 BC.

Our Stoic Philosophers tea towel features quotations from five stoic philosophers: 

- Zeno of Citium (334-c.262 BC), the founder of the Stoic school of philosophy, which he taught in Athens from about 300 BC.  

- Marcus Aurelius (121-180 AD), second century Roman Emperor and Stoic philosopher. His  Meditations, which he wrote to and for himself, offer readers a unique opportunity to see how an ancient person (indeed an emperor) might try to live a Stoic life. 

- Epictetus (c50-135 AD) was born into slavery in Western Turkey and lived in Rome until his banishment. He taught that philosophy is a way of life and not simply a theoretical discipline. 

- Lucius Annaeus Seneca the Younger (4BC-AD 65), usually known as Seneca, a Roman Stoic philosopher, statesman, dramatist and satirist from the post-Augustan age of Latin literature.

- Marcus Porcius Cato Uticensis, also known as Cato the Younger (95 BC-46 BC), was an influential conservative Roman senator during the late Republic.  

Half Panama unbleached organic cotton (heavy weight, textured finish). Stitched on all four sides. Includes hanging loop. Measures approximately 48cm x 70cm. Machine wash at 40 degrees centigrade max. We recommend that before you use your tea towel for the first time you wash it at least once to soften up the material and make it more absorbent for drying dishes. Please note size can vary slightly.