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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Albuquerque teacher extends win streak to 12 on ‘Jeopardy!’

Albuquerque Journal 17 Sep 2019
Albuquerque Academy teacher Jason Zuffranieri extended his streak to 12 wins on “Jeopardy!,” on Monday, Sept ... Jason Zuffranieri is making history. The Albuquerque Academy teacher has extended his win streak on “Jeopardy!” and return on Tuesday, Sept....

'Bollywood Oscars' comes home with first ceremony in India

The Guardian 16 Sep 2019
20th international Indian film academy awards will be held in Mumbai this week The international Indian film academy awards – known as the Bollywood Oscars – are to be held in India for the first time in their history this week ... .......

A painting honoring the newsboy a reminder of a very special delivery

The Buffalo News 16 Sep 2019
LeClear painted it in 1853, just 20 years after history’s first paperboy ... Jillian Jones, the Albright-Knox's director of advancement, calls the painting "one of the icons of our collection" for its reach back into the history of the city and of the Fine Arts Academy....

Weekend Roundup: Neymar booed, Manchester City shocked, Fati makes history

Indian Express 16 Sep 2019
Advertising. NEYMAR’S WINNING COMEBACK DRAWS BOOS FROM PSG ULTRAS ... ... READ ... Chelsea are the first team in Premier League history to have each of their first 11 goals of the season scored by players under the age of 22 (excl ... Three academy graduates making history ... Neymar booed, Manchester City shocked, Fati makes history ... ....

Nazi comedy ´Jojo Rabbit´ wins Toronto film fest prize

The News International 15 Sep 2019
The Toronto People´s Choice Award, determined entirely by the votes of festival attendees, has a strong history of predicting Oscars success. The last seven winners were all nominated for Best Picture at the Academy Awards, with two of those winning the Oscar, including last year´s surprise victor "Green Book."....


Eagle-Tribune 15 Sep 2019
at the Andover Center for History & Culture, 97 Main St ... The Atkinson Historical Society PresentsHidden History of the New Hampshire Seacoast,” 6.30 p.m. at Kimball Public Library, 5 Academy Ave., Atkinson ... The New Hampshire seacoast has a wealth of overlooked history ... at 1836 Meeting House, 190 Academy Road, North Andover....

Philadelphia museum shows: Climate crisis, Notorious RBG, shark-bite survival, and ‘Spit Spreads Death’ at the Mütter

Philadelphia Daily News 14 Sep 2019
Given that the Amazon is burning, again, glaciers are melting everywhere, the coral reefs are dying, and drought-fueled migration is on the rise across continents, it is probably no surprise that global climate change is a major subject at the area’s science and history museums ... 25, 7 p.m., Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University)....

Patriots' Edelman calls Exeter girl QB 'true inspiration'

The Keene Sentinel 14 Sep 2019
There, she was reunited with her favorite player, Julian Edelman, and met fellow Pats receiver Phillip Dorsett ... Following the All-American games, Rondeau was invited to the Pro Football Hall of Fame Academy, in Canton, Ohio, becoming just the third player in the academy’s history to receive a scholarship ... “I don’t listen ... ....

Movie costumes, fairy tales, explorations of black beauty - and one ghost ship - are ...

Philadelphia Daily News 14 Sep 2019
Ancient History of a Distant Future (Sept ... 2, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts) ... Studio, which has done similar installation in several other cities, and is part of a monthlong public art exhibition examining the shared history of free and forced migration on the Delaware....

Inside Wolves' academy: How Nuno Espirito Santo is utilising youth

Sky Sports 14 Sep 2019
With a busy few months ahead, Soccer Saturday's Johnny Phillips went to the Wolves academy to see how Nuno Espirito Santo is utilising the club's young talent ... Wolves may have invested heavily in recent seasons, but they have one of the most integrated academy structures in the Premier League ... Scott Sellars, Wolves' Head of Academy....

Kansas blows out Boston College

Boston Herald 14 Sep 2019
The Eagles’ opening drive showcased the prodigious talent of junior tailback AJ Dillon (27 carries, 151 yards, TD), who cracked the top six in BC history in rushing yards. The Lawrence Academy alum, with a handful of NFL scouts observing, gained 51 yards of BC’s opening 75-yard march, capping off the drive with a 2-yard score....

A song of hope in Hong Kong

Finger Lakes Times 14 Sep 2019
HONG KONG - It began with a few notes of warbling violin. A man with a harmonica and a backward baseball cap joined in ... But it was not just any song ... Some shed tears as they sang, in Cantonese ... New Zealand-based China Heritage, an independent academy that studies Chinese language, history, politics and culture, offered a version, which runs in part. ... ....

College football preview: Nicholls at Prairie View A&M

Chron 13 Sep 2019
When/where. 6 p.m. Saturday; Panther Stadium, Prairie View. Radio ... Preseason All-SLC quarterback Chase Fourcade, the most prolific passer in program history, has worked the past several summers at the Manning Passing Academy ... .......