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They supported centers of higher education that laid the foundations of Western thought: first Plato's Academy and Isocrates' school of rhetoric; then Aristotle's Lyceum, Zeno's Stoa and Epicurus' Garden.
Handing Out Knives to Madmen Josiah Ober 2011
For places like Plato's Academy, the world's first university, in the heart of Athens, funds have been so scarce that officials have been unable even to afford basic signs.
After college, he worked briefly as a reporter in Chicago and then at the New York Times, where he reported on the centennial of the Pony Express and the excavations at Plato's Academy in Athens -- where the chief archaeologist happened to be a relative, his rich uncle Pan Aristophron.
Instead I want to answer the question "who was Aristotle?" by making a couple brief points about Aristotle's association with Plato's Academy and its influence on Aristotle.
About Aristotle 2007
The 120-foot-wide road stretched for nearly a mile between the Dipylon Gate, near the Kerameikos cemetery, and Plato's Academy, a park and gymnasium on the outskirts of classical Athens.
Plato's Academy was dissolved by JUSTINIAN in 529 A.D.
Of all the schools like Plato's Academy which flourished in Athens from the death of Aristotle until their ultimate destruction by Justinian in the sixth century A.D., the Cynics, those who chose to escape from an unpleasant world by leaving it alone, represent best the trend toward and the triumph of the practical.
Dictionary of the History of Ideas JOHN FISHER 1968
Plato's Academy, but they only the better interpret the moral and emotional facts of daily life in Greek society.
LOVE DENIS DE ROUGEMONT 1968
Doctor Howe does not sentimentalize over the ruins of Sparta or Plato's Academy, but he describes Greece as he found it, and its inhabitants as he knew them.
Cambridge Sketches Frank Preston Stearns 1881
"Economics, politics, philosophy, everything that empowers our reasoning and ability to solve today's problems was born here at Plato's Academy," says Stanas, a former management consultant at the Greek Ministry of Culture and Tourism who is now general director of the Art-Athina International Contemporary Art Fair.