They talk of progress, and while they talk they sigh for all that they have lost in Academus.
"I mean the philosopher, who teaches in the groves of Academus," continued he.
They were determined to turn me into the meadows, instead of allowing me to flourish in the groves of Academus.
So the orchard of Academus suggests the ripest wisdom and most elegant learning of accomplished Greece.
In time Plato bought a tract of land adjoining that of Academus, and this was set apart as the permanent school.
Inter sylvas Academi qurere verum—Amid 40 the woods of Academus to seek for truth.
He founded his college in the grove of his old friend Academus, a mile out of Athens on the road to Eleusis.
As it was, he soon left the groves of Academus, and sought those of Fashion in town.
"The grove of Academus is one of the few places now remaining where virtue is really taught and encouraged," rejoined Anaxagoras.
The Academy at Athens was an open meadow, given to the city by Academus, from whom it took its name.