Friday, 16 August 2013

The Academy

"To us ... the word 'Academy' has come to mean an institution of learning, a learned society, or at least a place of theoretical ('academic') education. In ancient Athens, the Academy was first and foremost a public park dominated by its gymnasium, and the connection between it and Plato's school was only one of the numerous historical reminiscences in an area rich in history." 

J Glucker, Antiochus and the Late Academy (Göttingen, 1978)

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