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  •  There is one contemporary source that Justinian (1+ / 0-)
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    closed down specifically the academy in Athens, but none that he prohibited philosophy per se. Much Christian theology of the time was closely connected to neoPlatonism. A discussion of the (possible) closing of the Athenian academy is here.

    I'm about to head out to the gym; if time permits later I'll touch on some of your other points.



    Is it true? Is it kind? Is it necessary? . . . and respect the dignity of every human being.

    by Wee Mama on Fri Nov 23, 2012 at 07:01:40 PM PST

    •  Justinian and Theodora -- cute couple (0+ / 0-)

      It is true that Justinian merely put the Academy at Athens under government regulation in 529.  The persecution of philosophers came somewhat later when their discipline was thrown togeter with paganism and made subject to the death penalty.  Theodora had a lot to do with these later developments.

      Bene Scriptum, Bene Intellectum.

      by T C Gibian on Sat Nov 24, 2012 at 08:22:46 AM PST

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