- an Arcadian whose estate became a meeting place for Athenian philosophers.
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"I mean the philosopher, who teaches in the groves of Academus," continued he.
They talk of progress, and while they talk they sigh for all that they have lost in Academus.
"The grove of Academus is one of the few places now remaining where virtue is really taught and encouraged," rejoined Anaxagoras.
So the orchard of Academus suggests the ripest wisdom and most elegant learning of accomplished Greece.Tablets
Amos Bronson Alcott
He founded his college in the grove of his old friend Academus, a mile out of Athens on the road to Eleusis.Little Journeys To The Homes Of Great Teachers