Do Stoics believe in Zeus? The Stoics often identified the universe and God with Zeus, as the ruler and upholder, and at the same time the law, of the universe. The Stoic God is not a transcendent omniscient being standing outside nature, but rather it is immanent—the divine element is immersed in nature itself.
Who are the three Stoic greats? The modern principles of Stoicism have been created through the writings of several stoics, however, there are three main figures including Marcus Aurelius (The Emperor of Rome), Seneca the Younger and Epictetus.
What were the 3 main beliefs of the Stoics? Stoicism can be epitomized by three essential beliefs: (1) that virtue is sufficient for happiness, (2) that other so-called goods should be regarded with indifference, and (3) that the world is providentially ordered by God.
Who is the most famous Stoic? Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius, born nearly two millennia ago is perhaps the best known Stoic leader in history.