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GENNADIUS, Joannes (1844 - 1932), Member of the Academy of Athens

CACLAMANOS, Demetrius (1872 - 1949), Fellow of Academy of Athens, 1947; Hon. Greek Minister

The Academy Abroad: The Nineteenth-Century Origin of the British School at Athens

TRYPANIS, Constantine Athanasius (1909 - 1993), Secretary-General, 1981–85, President, 1986, Academy of Athens; Minister of Culture and Science, Government of Greece, 1974–77

ANDREADES, Andrew (1876 - 1935), Doctor of Law and of Political Science, Paris University; Fellow Academy of Athens: corresponding member Royal Economic Society, Academie des Sciences Morales et Politiques, Paris; Academy of Political Science, N. York; Bavarian Academy, Munich; Rumanian Academy, Bucharest: Institut d’Egypte, Cairo; Commander of the Legion d’honneur, of The Redeemer and of Leopold Orders; Grand Commander Crown of Italy and St. Sava of Serbia; Grand Cross Crown of Rumania and Civil Merit of Bulgaria; Dean Faculty of Law, Athens University; President Anglo-Hellenic League (Athens branch); Chairman of the Greek League of Nations Union

MENARDOS, Simos (1872 - 1933), Professor of Greek since 1911, Dean of the Faculty of Arts, 1916, 1923, and Rector of the University of Athens, 1925–26; Fellow and General Secretary of the Academy of Athens; President of the Committee for the Byzantine Congress held at Athens, Oct. 1930; Officier de la Légion d’Honneur; late Lecturer in Late Greek, Oxford University; Examiner in Modern Greek, University of London, 1912

COLVIN, Sidney (1845 - 1927), Corresponding Member of the Institute of France and the Royal Academy of Belgium; Hon. Fellow Royal Society of Painter-Etchers; Vice-President, Library Association; Member of Council Hellenic Society, School of Athens, National Trust, National Art Collections Fund; President Art for Schools Association, Vasari Society

FRAZER, James (George) (1854 - 1941), Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge; of the Middle Temple, Barrister-at-law and Hon. Bencher, 1931; Hon. Freeman of the city of Glasgow, 1932; Hon. DCL Oxford; Hon. LLD Glasgow and St Andrews; Hon. LittD Cambridge, Durham, and Manchester; PhD Athens; Doctor Honoris Causa of the Universities of Paris and Strasbourg; Hon. Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh; Associate Member of the Institut de France; Commandeur de la Légion d’Honneur; Commander of the Order of Leopold (Belgium); Corresponding Member of the Prussian Academy of Science; Extraordinary Member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Science; Zaharoff Lecture at Oxford on Condorcet, Feb. 1933


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Teaching college founded by Plato, around 387 bc. Although knowledge of its organization is fragmentary, it appears to have favoured a teaching method based on discussion and seminars. The fundamental studies were mathematics and dialectic. It is customary to distinguish the Old Academy (Plato and his immediate successors) and the New Academy (beginning with Arcesilaus). The distinction is first made by Antiochus of Ascalon. The Old Academy included Aristotle, Speusippus, Eudoxus, Xenocrates, and Theaetetus of Athens. It was largely preoccupied with mathematical and cosmological themes arising from the late work of Plato, although at some point ethical interests also emerged. There is a sharp break with Arcesilaus, who produced the sceptical New Academy which maintained a running battle with the teaching of the Stoics. The last head of the sceptical Academy was Philo of Larissa, who went to Rome c.87 bc when Mithridates VI of Persia threatened Athens, thereby ending the Academy as an institution. The rehabilitation of dogmatic Platonic themes after Antiochus of Ascalon (c.79 bc: see also Middle Platonism) was not properly the doing of the Academy, but paved the way for the emergence of Neoplatonism.

http://www-history.mcs.st-andrews.ac.uk/Societies/Plato.html A brief history of the Academy

http://php.iupui.edu/~cplaneau/Plato%20and%20His%20World/Plato%20Frame%20Set%204.html An introduction to the Academy and its site

Subjects: Philosophy — Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

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