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Lipsius, Justus (1547–1606)

DOI: 10.4324/9780415249126-C050-1
Version: v1,  Published online: 1998
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Justus Lipsius was a Flemish humanist and classical philologist whose work on Tacitus and Seneca led him to give the first full, formal account of Stoicism as a philosophical system, and also to #develop Neostoicism, an influential political and moral theory. His most popular book was De constantia (On Constancy), an account of how to maintain steadfastness in the face of public evils. He loved gardens and dogs.

Citing this article:
Ashworth, E.J.. Lipsius, Justus (1547–1606), 1998, doi:10.4324/9780415249126-C050-1. Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Taylor and Francis,
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