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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The Wrap 18 Apr 2024
Weeks after the 2024 Academy Awards, Trump took to Truth Social to rant about Kimmel’s performance hosting the esteemed awards show ... “He was made to look like a FOOL, which he is, and at the same time go down in Television History as the WORST HOST EVER OF THE ONCE VAUNTED ACADEMY AWARDS!” Trump wrote....
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Donald Trump mixes up Jimmy Kimmel and Al Pacino in weird rant

NME 18 Apr 2024
He was made to look like a FOOL, which he is, and at the same time go down in Television History as the WORST HOST EVER OF THE ONCE VAUNTED ACADEMY AWARDS!” ... While Kimmel was the host of the 96th Academy Awards, he did not announce the Best Picture award at the ceremony....
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Kimmel: Oscars joke 'really must’ve gotten to' Trump

The Hill 18 Apr 2024
“He was made to look like a FOOL, which he is, and at the same time go down in Television History as the WORST HOST EVER OF THE ONCE VAUNTED ACADEMY AWARDS!” Trump continued ... He also noted that he was asked to host the Oscars again next year, pushing back on Trump’s claim that he is the worst host in history....
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Holland Sentinel 18 Apr 2024
HOLLAND — Holland’s Southshore Village sits a short trek from the heart of downtown ... It was there he began to learn and develop an eye for flowers and design ... so I read a lot of books on design, design theory and history of design.”. Montanye was nominated to be a member of the Nebraska Academy of Floral Designers, inducted in 1985....
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Animator Miyazaki, scholar Ueno among Time's 100 influential people

Kyodo 18 Apr 2024
Hayao Miyazaki. (Kyodo) ... Academy Award this year. "He is the single most influential animation director in the history of the medium, and one of my top 10 favorite storytellers in any audiovisual medium," Guillermo Del Toro, a Mexican Oscar-winning filmmaker, said in a tribute in the magazine ... (Kyodo) ==Kyodo ... (Photo courtesy of Time magazine)(Kyodo)....
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Business Insider 18 Apr 2024
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Many of the best movies ever made are over three hours long ... (Image credit ... E ... 8.3/10 ... One of the great injustices by the Academy was rewarding Terms of Endearment the Best Picture award in 1984 over The Right Stuff. History has since proven which of the two is more enduring, and it's the one that is one of the best movies about the Cold War ... Avengers....
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The Hollywood Gossip 18 Apr 2024
Yes, Taylor Swift and Charlie Puth are friends ... Then again, it seems like most people didn’t, so… guess you’re not alone! ... And yes, they do have some history. Charlie Puth attends the 10th Annual Breakthrough Prize Ceremony at Academy Museum of Motion Pictures on April 13, 2024 in Los Angeles, California ... The lyrics go. ... GET ON THAT!....
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Coming Soon 18 Apr 2024
Image credits. IMDb. Once (2017) Season 2 chronicles the life of a brilliant boy named Gabo Moreti, who aspires to build a football career. When he enters a prestigious academy, he becomes a part of the intense competition. But as he becomes familiar with his family history and competition, he plays for the win. Season 2 premiered in September 2018 ... TV ... ....
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Why is all of a sudden Donald Trump attacking Jimmy Kimmel? Late-night host quips it ...

Hindustan Times 17 Apr 2024
This time, the former president aimed his ire at Kimmel for his hosting duties at this year's Academy Awards ... He was made to look like a FOOL, which he is, and at the same time go down in Television History as the WORST HOST EVER OF THE ONCE VAUNTED ACADEMY AWARDS!” Trump scathed....
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Trump Mixes Up Jimmy Kimmel and Al Pacino in a Truth Social Rant Against the ...

The Wrap 17 Apr 2024
Pacino presented the Best Picture Oscar at this year’s Academy Awards, which Kimmel hosted, which appeared to be what tripped Trump up ... He was made to look like a FOOL, which he is, and at the same time go down in Television History as the WORST HOST EVER OF THE ONCE VAUNTED ACADEMY AWARDS!” Trump’s post concluded....
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Why Is Trump Confusing Jimmy Kimmel With Al Pacino All of a Sudden?

The Daily Beast 17 Apr 2024
This time, the former president turned criminal defendant decided to rail at Kimmel over his hosting gig at this year’s Academy Awards, which took place over a month ago ... He was made to look like a FOOL, which he is, and at the same time go down in Television History as the WORST HOST EVER OF THE ONCE VAUNTED ACADEMY AWARDS!”....

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