What was written in Plato's Academy entrance?


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Spanish - Spain

I am curious about the famous phrase that supposedly was wirtten at the entrance of Plato's Academy. I am not questioning if such inset really existed or if it's just a myth, but rather I would like to know which of the following phrases that are all over the internet is more accurate in terms of Ancient Greek linguistics;

- Μηδείς ἀγεωμέτρητος εἰσίτω μοι τῇ θύρᾳ
- Ἀγεωμέτρητος μηδείς εἰσίτω

What do these phrases mean? Are they both gramatically correct?

Thanks in advance,
  • Perseas

    Senior Member
    I think this version is the more accurate:
    Ἀγεωμέτρητος μηδείς εἰσίτω = no one ignorant of geometry may enter
    In any case, the other version should be "… τήν θύραν". (θύρα = door)
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