Academy

An academy (Attic Greek: Ἀκαδήμεια; Koine Greek Ἀκαδημία) is an institution of secondary education or higher learning, research, or honorary membership. The name traces back to Plato's school of philosophy, founded approximately 385 BC at Akademia, a sanctuary of Athena, the goddess of wisdom and skill, north of Athens, Greece.

The original Academy

Before Akademia was a school, and even before Cimon enclosed its precincts with a wall, it contained a sacred grove of olive trees dedicated to Athena, the goddess of wisdom, outside the city walls of ancient Athens. The archaic name for the site was Hekademia, which by classical times evolved into Akademia and was explained, at least as early as the beginning of the 6th century BC, by linking it to an Athenian hero, a legendary "Akademos". The site of Akademia was sacred to Athena and other immortals.

Plato's immediate successors as "scholarch" of Akademia were Speusippus (347–339 BC), Xenocrates (339–314 BC), Polemon (314–269 BC), Crates (ca. 269–266 BC), and Arcesilaus (ca. 266–240 BC). Later scholarchs include Lacydes of Cyrene, Carneades, Clitomachus, and Philo of Larissa ("the last undisputed head of the Academy"). Other notable members of Akademia include Aristotle, Heraclides Ponticus, Eudoxus of Cnidus, Philip of Opus, Crantor, and Antiochus of Ascalon.

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Belfast Telegraph 28 Sep 2022
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The Citizens 28 Sep 2022
We're revisiting the most unforgettable love stories in film history ... Carol was nominated for six Academy Awards total, surprisingly shut out of Best Picture and Best Director categories ... Its surprise Best Picture loss to Paul Haggis‘s Crash is widely considered one of the biggest upsets in Academy history, if not the biggest....
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Why Maine has private high schools that serve public students

Bangor Daily News 27 Sep 2022
They’re known as town academies, and their history runs parallel with the development of Maine as a state with its own educational system ... Kittery, that are called academies, and were all originally private schools that became public schools at various points in their histories....
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Choctaw Academy a critical part of Kentucky, American history

News Graphic 27 Sep 2022
Though the Choctaw Academy was far from perfect, Richardson said its history is one that needs to be preserved because of the progressive things that took place there in 1825, as well as its indelible position in American history ... If they know the history, they understand how ......
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Congressman Flood announces 2022 service academy nominations process

Fremont Tribune 27 Sep 2022
... and Naval Academy nominations. “America’s military academies have a longstanding history of training our nation’s top military leaders,” said Congressman Flood....
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Ascension Parish Lt. Col. Laura Gremillion graduates FBI National Academy

Donaldsonville Chief 27 Sep 2022
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Replica barbershop / British eatery / Moose hunt photos

Bangor Daily News 27 Sep 2022
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Leinster's future is uncertain after years of stability

RTE 27 Sep 2022
In recent seasons the province have said goodbye to some of their all-time greats, with the likes of Jamie Heaslip, Mike Ross, Isa Nacewa, Sean O'Brien, Rob Kearney and Devin Toner all retiring, but for each of those departures, there were ready-made replacements, straight off the schools and academy conveyor belt....
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The Citizens 27 Sep 2022
Intermezzo, was marred by even grislier behind-the-scenes controversy, and is one of the biggest critical disappointments in Cannes history ... Its surprise Best Picture loss to Paul Haggis‘s Crash is widely considered one of the biggest upsets in Academy history, if not the biggest ... Lawrence won Best Actress of course, and the rest is history....
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Khaleejtimes 26 Sep 2022
Bangladesh star Mustafizur Rahman was also snapped up late on, while the addition of 16-year-old Ethan D'Souza made history as the Zayed Cricket Academy teenager became the youngest player to ever be drafted into the competition ... He's come up through our Zayed Cricket Academy since the age of nine and we're thrilled for him....
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Winners crowned at Fashionetta Promising Pearls Gala, scholarship benefit

Tyler Morning Telegraph 26 Sep 2022
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The Citizens 26 Sep 2022
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