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Philosophy, teaching of
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A. Institutional aspects

Plato probably modelled his school, the Academy (Akadēmeía) - named after the gymnasium in which instruction was held - after the Pythagorean communities (Pl. Resp. 10,600b; Pythagorean School). In turn, his institution served as a model for later philosophical schools, which (unlike the Sophists, whose groups of pupils met at a variety of locations for brief periods of time) continued to exist in Athens for centuries: the Lyceum (Peripatos) founded …

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Hadot, Pierre (Limours), “Philosophy, teaching of”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 25 January 2020 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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