ATHENAEUM , a name originally applied in
See also:Greece ('ABrtvauw) to buildings dedicated to Athena, and specially used as the designation of a
See also:temple in Athens, where poets and men of learning were accustomed to meet and read their productions . The academy for the promotion of learning which the emperor
See also:Hadrian built (about A.D . 135) at Rome, near the Forum, was also called the Athenaeum . Poets and orators still met and discussed there, but
See also:regular courses of instruction were given by a
See also:staff of professors in rhetoric,
See also:jurisprudence, grammar and philosophy . The institution, later called Schola
See also:Romana, continued in high repute till the 5th century . Similar
See also:academies were also founded in the provinces and at Constantinople by the emperor
See also:Theodosius II . In
See also:modern times the name has been applied to various academies, as those of
See also:Lyons and
See also:Marseilles, and the Dutch high
See also:schools; and it has become a very general designation for
See also:literary clubs . It is also
See also:familiar as the title of several literary
See also:periodicals, notably of the
See also:London literary weekly founded in 1828 .
ATHENA (the Attic form of the Homeric Athene, also ...
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