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Academus

[ak-uh-dee-muh s]
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noun
  1. an Arcadian whose estate became a meeting place for Athenian philosophers.
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Historical Examples

  • "I mean the philosopher, who teaches in the groves of Academus," continued he.

    Philothea

    Lydia Maria Child

  • 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.

    Philothea

    Lydia Maria Child

  • 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.