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Headword: Ἀκαδημία
Adler number: alpha,774
Translated headword: Academy
Vetting Status: high
A place of exercise in Athens, a wooded suburb in which Plato used to spend his time; named after Hekademos, a hero. It was formerly called the Hecademy, [spelled] with epsilon.[1]
Aristophanes in Clouds [writes]: "but going down into the Academy, you will run crowned with pale reeds under the sacred olives with a sound-minded age-mate, smelling of bindweed and quietude and the bright falling leaves, delighting in the season of spring, when the plane tree whispers to the elm."[2]
Greek Original:
Ἀκαδημία: γυμνάσιον ἐν Ἀθήναις, προάστειον ἀλσῶδες ἐν ᾧ διέτριβε Πλάτων, ἀπὸ Ἑκαδήμου τινὸς ἥρωος ὀνομασθέν. πρότερον δὲ διὰ τοῦ ε Ἑκαδημία ἐκαλεῖτο. Ἀριστοφάνης Νεφέλαις: ἀλλ' εἰς Ἑκαδημίαν κατιὼν, ὑπὸ ταῖς μορίαις ἀποθρέξεις στεφανωσάμενος καλάμῳ λευκῷ μετὰ σώφρονος ἡλικιώτου, μίλακος ὄζων καὶ ἀπραγμοσύνης καὶ λεύκης φυλλοβολούσης, ἦρος ἐν ὥρᾳ χαίρων, ὁπότ' ἂν πλάτανος πτελέᾳ ψιθυρίζῃ.
See also alpha 775, and generally OCD(4) pp.2 ('Academy') and 638 ('gymnasium').
[1] From Diogenes Laertius 3.7-8 (= schol. Demosth. 24.114); cf. epsilon 338. See also (e.g.) Pausanias 1.29.2, 1.30.1-3.
[2] Aristophanes, Clouds 1005-1008; cf. alpha 3682, mu 1058, mu 1248.
Baltes, Matthias. "Plato's School, the Academy," Hermathena 155 (1993) 3-26
Dancy, R.M. Two Studies in the Early Academy (SUNY Press, New York: 1991)
Dorandi, T. "Four Testimonia on the Academy," Classical Quarterly 38 (1988) 576-578
Keywords: aetiology; athletics; biography; botany; comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; imagery; philosophy; religion
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 13 January 2000@00:44:18.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation, augmented notes and bibliography) on 19 September 2000@05:09:45.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 23 May 2002@05:48:43.
Elizabeth Vandiver (Added italics) on 28 September 2005@18:15:54.
David Whitehead (tweaked tr) on 22 July 2009@03:35:24.
David Whitehead (more keywords; cosmetics) on 22 January 2012@08:00:19.
David Whitehead (updated a ref) on 30 July 2014@03:40:46.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation) on 27 November 2016@22:39:55.


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