A Shared Symbol
The Olympian Shield
Mount Olympus was the home of the Greek gods and a symbol of strength and reverence. In this symbol, Mount Olympus is in the shape of the capital Greek letter Lambda (Λ) which adorned the shields of ancient Sparta. For the Spartans it represented Lacedaemon their geographic home. It was first adopted in the 420s BC, and quickly became a widely known Spartan symbol. Military families passed on their shields to each generation as family heirlooms.
For us, this shield doesn’t only represent the philosophical heritage of ancient Greece. The lambda stands for Logos: the nature and order of the universe; it also stands for Liberty, the freedom that lies just beyond the threshold of philosophy; and Light, that through our embodiment of Stoic principles we become a quiet example shining in the world.
Lambda is also the first letter for each of the three drives of nature: to Live, Learn and Love; and when viewed from above the lambda becomes a “V” revealing our aim for Virtue and Veritas. The circle in which it resides represents the whole interconnected universe that we are a part of. This symbol embodies the principles of the philosophy, the inner strength that those principles bestow, and the fellowship of all rational beings.
The Olympian Shield represents our intellectual Greek heritage, the universe we are a part of, and the ideals we strive for as Stoics
The School Community
The School works to develop a sense of community and shared purpose. There will be four study groups for Students and Reading Guides. For sorting purposes they will each be represented by one of the four cardinal virtues: Wisdom, Courage, Temperance and Justice (see crest below).
The Phoenix is the Symbol for the School as a whole.
Wisdom - Group Symbol: Owl
Courage - Group Symbol: Wombat
Temperance - Group Symbol: Tortoise
Justice - Group Symbol: Wolf
The school motto is Latin for "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good."
The Intergalactic Stoic School is hosted by the Fremont Stoics: https://www.meetup.com/Fremont-Stoics/
This is the Fremont chapter of the globally connected Stoic Fellowship. The mission of the Stoic Fellowship is to help build, foster, and connect Stoic communities worldwide.