Plato's Academy

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A suburb of Athens, Plato's Academy was named after the hero Academos or Ecademos. People lived in the Academy from very ancient times until the A.D. 500s. In 387 B.C., Plato founded his philosophical school that we call Plato's Academy. The Neoplatonists developed this school and it continued in operation until A.D. 526, when the emperor Justinian shut it down.

The mathematicians associated with Plato's Academy were Theaetetus, Eudoxus, and Archytas, who produced some of the work later found in Euclid's Elements.

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