Akademos

Olieverf op board / Oil on board
20 x 13 cm. € 135,-
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Akademos of Academus (Oudgrieks: Ἄκάδημος, Ákadēmos) was een Atheense heros en eigenaar van de naar hem genoemde Akademeia. Hij zou aan de Dioscuren hebben verraden dat hun door Theseus geschaakte zus Helena in Aphidnae werd gevangen gehouden. Hij werd daarom door de Dioscuren in hoge eer gehouden en de Lacedaemoniërs spaarden later bij hun invallen in Attica steeds zijn vroeger eigendom.

Akademos or Academus (Ancient Greek: Ἄκάδημος, Ákadēmos) was an Athenian hero and owner of the Akademeia named after him. He is said to have betrayed to the Dioscures that their sister Helena, who had been abducted by Theseus, was being held captive in Aphidnae. He was therefore held in high esteem by the Dioscuri, and the Lacedaemonians later always spared his former property in their raids on Attica.