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  • proper noun A grove near Athens (named after the Athenian hero Akademos), where Plato founded his original Akademia in 385 B.C..


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  • Tyndareus; and that from the first the place now called Akademeia was then named Echedemia, and that from the second the township of Marathon takes its names, because he in accordance with some oracle voluntarily offered himself as a sacrifice there in the sight of the whole army.

    Plutarch's Lives, Volume I


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