Tagenvrionmentalism

Circles of concern

The ancient Stoics visualized human relationships as a set of concentric circles. Based on the teachings of Stoicism’s founder, Zeno of Citium, and later Panaetius of Rhodes, these circles were formally depicted by the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius’ contemporary Hierocles. Hierocles held that a Stoic’s relationship with others starts with the circle of the “self” and then expands into a...