Academy of Athens
28, Panepistimiou Str. Athens 106 79 Greece
Phone 1210 36 26 717
Fax210 36 34 806

In the early 4th century BC, Plato founded the first Academy, a school of philosophy located in Athens close to the place of worship of the hero Academus. This school continued to function until 529 AD, when its operation was banned by imperial decree. This is the first Academy where knowledge was recognized and nurtured and it is the model after which the modern day Academies of Sciences were conceived.

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