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Ἀκάδημος). A hero, often identified with Cadmus. According to others (Plut. Thes. 32), he was an Athenian, who disclosed to Castor and Pollux the place where Theseus had secreted their sister Helen, after having carried her off from Sparta; and is said to have been highly honored, on this account, by the Lacedaemonians. From him the garden of the Academia, presented to the people of Athens, is thought to have been named. See Academia.

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