The Poecile was a portico; portico in Greek is stoa, hence the name of Stoic.
"Had there been no Chrysippus, there had been no Stoa," iii, 42.
None but they mingled in the assemblages of great men at the Pnyx or the Stoa.
In the language of the Stoa, "Nature" was a word of many meanings.
He is not to be found in the Stoa or the Grove, with official aspect, expounding a system of doctrine.
This portico was called a stoa basilica, and the first Roman Christian churches were built on that plan.
“Had Chrysippus not been, the Stoa had not been,” was a proverbial saying which testifies to his fame.
Pausanias 49 mentions such acroteria on the Stoa Basileios on the agora of Athens.
This portico became famous in Athens, and was called (Stoa)—-the Porch.
From this Stoa the school derived its name, the students being called the Stoics.