Plato’s Academy

The Academy was the Plato’s school of Philosophy founded in Athens about a decade after the death of Socrates (399 BCE).

The school takes its name from the park outside the walls of Athens named for the ancient Athenian hero, Akademos, where Plato and his students met.

The Academy was a center for philosophical teaching and research for nine hundred years (c. 380 BCE- 529 CE), but was closed by Justinian 1 during his purge of “pagan” (i.e., non-christian) institutions.

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