When Emperor Justinian I closed the Academy -- for being pagan, seven of the philosophers went to Gundishapur in Persia, on the invitation of the Persian King Khusrau I Anushiravan (Chosroes I) [Iraj Bahiri's Ahuric Order and the Platonic Form]. Justinian closed the Academy in A.D. 529; however, it had suffered earlier. When Sulla sacked Athens, the Academy was destroyed. In the 18th century, scholars started searching for the remains of the Academy. It was unearthed between 1929 and 1940 through funding by Panayotis Aristophron.
- "Academy" The Concise Oxford Companion to Classical Literature. Ed. M.C. Howatson and Ian Chilvers. Oxford University Press, 1996.
- "Athens after the Liberation: Planning the New City and Exploring the Old"
Hesperia, Vol. 50, No. 4, Greek Towns and Cities: A Symposium (Oct. - Dec., 1981), pp. 391-407
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