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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Watch live: Naval Academy graduation and commissioning ceremony

Baltimore Sun 24 May 2024
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The Times/The Sunday Times 24 May 2024
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Paul McCartney roasts Bruce Springsteen at London awards ceremony

CNN 24 May 2024
Bruce Springsteen became the first international songwriter to be awarded a fellowship of the Ivors Academy in its 80-year history – but he had to put up with some ribbing from one of his most famous peers first ... by Paul McCartney, who was the academy’s first-ever fellow....

Check out Bruce Springsteen’s full Ivors speech: “While I was stone-cold born in the USA, ...

NME 24 May 2024
Becoming an Academy Fellow is the highest honour the organisation bestows, and with it, the iconic singer, songwriter and guitarist becomes the first American songwriter that the Academy has inducted into Fellowship in its 80-year history ... “But I have had a lot of wonderful history here....

Sony Music Wins at the 2024 Ivor Novello Awards

Sony Music 24 May 2024
Bruce Springsteen made history by becoming the first-ever international songwriter to be inducted into the Fellowship of The Ivors Academy, accepting the honour at last night’s ceremony in London, broadcast live on Amazon Music ... “I’m proud to be the first international songwriter to be recognised by The Ivors Academy....

Here’s Paul McCartney’s full roasting of Bruce Springsteen from the Ivors 2024

NME 24 May 2024
Becoming an Academy Fellow is the highest honour the organisation bestows, and with it, the iconic singer, songwriter and guitarist becomes the first American songwriter that the Academy has inducted into Fellowship in its 80-year history....

A city honors service, a public servant achieves and more reasons to say Bravo!

Orange County Register 24 May 2024
Laguna Beach police captain graduates from FBI National Academy ... David Dereszynski has graduated as a member of the 289th session of the FBI National Academy ... Dereszynski graduated as a member of the 289th session of the FBI National Academy ... Dereszynski is the eighth officer in the department’s history to graduate from the FBI National Academy....

Marzio Innocenti insists he wants to

The Daily Mail 24 May 2024
It's a very stressful period for me at the moment because it’s very clear in my mind I have a chance to change Italian rugby history,’ he tells Mail Sport in Treviso ... Marzio Innocenti, the president and chief executive of the Italian Rugby Federation admits it's 'a very stressful period' as he looks to 'change Italian rugby history'....

Christian Academy gives thumbs up to History Center

Wilmington News Journal 23 May 2024
The Clinton County History Center recently had the pleasure of hosting over 60 enthusiastic students from Wilmington Christian Academy ... Tours like the one experienced by Wilmington Christian Academy students are part of ongoing efforts to engage young minds and cultivate an appreciation for local history....

BFD accepting applications for Citizens Academy

The Hawk Eye 23 May 2024
The Burlington Fire Department announces the opening of the application period for the 2024 Citizen’s Fire Academy ... A criminal history investigation will be done on the applicant to participate in the Citizen’s Fire Academy....

Bruce Springsteen among Ivor Novello Awards honourees

RTE 23 May 2024
Springsteen made history with his Ivors Academy fellowship, the first international songwriter to be inducted into the fellowship ... 🏆 The Special International Ivor Novello Award goes to Lana Del Rey 🏆#TheIvors — The Ivors Academy (@IvorsAcademy) May 23, 2024....

Raye and Lana Del Rey triumph at Ivor Novello awards

AOL 23 May 2024
... the career and influence of Del Rey, who has had six UK number ones, and Springsteen made history by picking up an Ivors Academy fellowship....

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Indian Express 23 May 2024
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