Zeno of Kition (Citium) was a great philosopher born in Larnaka (ancient Kition) in 334BC. He founded the Stoic school of Philosophy and was the first to divide philosophy into logic, physics, and ethics. Zeno taught that "the purpose of human existence is the virtuous life, which is the life in accordance with nature".

Larnaka honoured Zeno with two statues in the city centre; one located in Europe Square, and the other opposite the Municipal Gardens. 

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