529 Emperor Justinian outlaws the Athenian Philosophical Academy

Submitted by RWMaster on Sat, 12/03/2016 - 18:57

"Emperor Justinian outlaws the Athenian Philosophical Academy, which has its property confiscated.

Emperor Justinian caused Plato's Academy in Athens to be closed in the year 529. This represents the shutting down of pagan philosophy."

"Emperor Justinian closed the school of Athens. The school was founded by Plato, which had been located in a pagan temple to ensure its safety, and had endured for a millennium. [Freeman, 2009, 154; Johnson, 1976, 112]"

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0529
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Freeman, 2009, 154; Johnson, 1976, 112
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