Mar 20 Blog
By: Noah Wiener
The Stoa Poikile, or Painted Portico, was one of the major structures in Athens’ Classical Agora, the center of political and public life. In the early third century B.C.E., philosopher Zeno of Citium, the founder of Stoic philosophy, used the Stoa Poikile to teach his students. Centuries later, the philosophy came to life again in New Testament letters.