Definition of academia, academia
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LNS
acadēmīa, acadēmīae
(acadēmia, acadēmiae)
academia
ἀκαδήμεια
noun (f., 1st declension)
  1. the Academy, Academos
  2. Echedemos
  3. Academici, Philosophia Academica, Stoica, Cynica
  4. The philosophy of the Academy
  5. Academia
  6. Academica
Abbreviations
acadēmī^a, ae, f., = ἀκαδήμεια, and less correctly ἀκαδημία, the Academy, a gymnasium about six stadia from Athens, named after the hero Academos or Echedemos (cf. Plut. Thes. 31), celebrated as the place where Plato taught; whence his scholars were called Academici, and his doctrine Philosophia Academica, in distinction from Stoica, Cynica, etc., Cic. de Or. 1, 21, 98; id. Or. 3, 12; id. Fin. 5, 1, 1 al.

— Meton. For The philosophy of the Academy: instaret academia, quae quidquid dixisses, id te ipsum scire negaret, Cic. de Or. 1, 10, 43; id. Off. 3, 4, 20 al.: Academia vetus, id. Ac. 1, 4, 18; id. Fin. 5, 8, 21: recens, id. Leg. 1, 13, 39; cf. recentior, id. de Or. 3, 18, 68; and adulescentior, id. Fam. 9, 8, 1: nova, id. Ac. 1, 12, 46 al.

— Cicero, as a partisan of the Academic philosophy, named his estate, on the way from Lake Avernus to Puteoli, Academia; there also he wrote the Academica. He had another Academia at his Tusculan Villa, Cic. Tusc. 2, 3; 3, 3; id. Att. 1, 4, 3 al. (The i long, Cic. Div. 1, 13, 22; Tull. Laurea ap. Plin. 31, 2, 3, § 8; short, Claud. de Cons. Mall. Theod. 94; Sid. 15, 120.)
 
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