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Academy, Plato's

A school of philosophy established by Plato in ancient Athens (see also Athens), named after a legendary Greek hero, Hecademus. The Academy continued in operation for several hundred years.

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The academy, academe, and academic life are general terms for learning in schools, colleges, and universities.
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