an institution for the promotion of literary or scientific learning.
a library or reading room.
(initial capital letter) a sanctuary of Athena at Athens, built by the Roman emperor Hadrian, and frequented by poets and scholars.
In fact most of our knowledge of the founder of the atheneum comes more from memories and traditions than from exact data.
The Friendly Club and Other Portraits Francis Parsons
Doubtless this served to swell the crowd when the convention met at night in the atheneum.
Makers and Romance of Alabama History B. F. Riley
The trustees finally took the lead in the establishment of a public library into which the collection of the atheneum was merged.
Historic Towns of the Western States Various
The strange experiences of his visit in October 1879 are duly recorded in the atheneum of the following January.
Nooks and Corners of Old England Allan Fea
Here at the atheneum they have the very sign-board that attracted the traveler to “Putnam’s Hotel.”
Peculiarities of American Cities Willard Glazier
an institution for the promotion of learning
a building containing a reading room or library, esp one used by such an institution
(in ancient Greece) a building sacred to the goddess Athena, esp the Athenian temple that served as a gathering place for the learned
(in imperial Rome) the academy of learning established near the Forum in about 135 ad by Hadrian
1727, from Latinized form of Greek Athenaion “(the temple of) Athene,” in ancient Athens, in which professors taught and actors or poets rehearsed. Meaning “literary club-room or reading room” is from 1799; “literary or scientific club” is from 1864.
pertaining to , Greece. a native or citizen of , Greece. Contemporary Examples The 28-year-old Athenian sex worker is feeling the effects of austerity in a different way than most are. Prostitutes Are Scapegoated as HIV Panic Grips Athens Barbie Latza Nadeau June 16, 2012 Athenian sports paper Sport Day topped their front page with […]
a small, decorative stand in the form of an antique tripod, used especially in France in the Louis XVI and Empire periods.
Greek Athenai. a city in and the capital of Greece, in the SE part. Greater, a metropolitan area comprising the city of Athens, Piraeus, and several residential suburbs. a city in N Georgia. a city in S Ohio. a town in N Alabama. a town in S Tennessee. a town in E Texas. any city […]
without a theoretical basis; not concerned with theory.