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Headword: Akadêmia
Adler number: alpha,775
Translated headword: Academy
Vetting Status: high
Three gymnasia existed [sc. in Athens]:[the] Lykeion, [the] Kynosarges, [and the] Academy.[1] [sc. The last of these] was named from Akademos who had dedicated it.
And in the neuter [it is] Akademeon. The term Akademia means the school of friends.[2]
Greek Original:
Akadêmia: tria hupêrchon gumnasia, Lukeion, Kunosarges, Akadêmia. eklêthê de apo tou kathierôsantos auto Akadêmou. kai oudeterôs Akadêmeon. legetai de Akadêmia hê tôn philôn diatribê.
See already alpha 774, inc. notes and bibliography. The present entry begins by reproducing Harpokration s.v.
[1] Again at gamma 480.
[2] T. Dorandi [see bibliography to previous entry] confirms J. Glucker's rehabilitation of Aemilius Portus' correction of 'school of philoi' to 'school of philosophers' and cites by way of confirmation a scholion on Aristophanes, Clouds 1005 (p. 195 Holwerda). A simple misunderstanding of a scribal abbreviation appears to be the cause of the error.
Keywords: aetiology; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; history; mythology; philosophy; religion
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 13 January 2000@00:42:12.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation; other cosmetics) on 29 September 2000@10:41:15.
David Whitehead (added keywords; cosmetics) on 23 May 2002@05:54:00.
Tony Natoli (Added note and keyword.) on 7 March 2008@03:44:56.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords) on 20 July 2011@06:57:17.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 3 May 2015@23:29:11.


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