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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Newsday 13 Jun 2024
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This Day 13 Jun 2024
Featured . 21 mins ago. Femi Solaja ... Dumte Christian Pyagbara’s header in the 12th minute earned the Oluyole Warriors three points and consolidated their quest for continental football next season ... Beyond Limits, Football Academy etched its name in the history books after becoming the first African team to win the prestigious Viareggio Cup in Italy ... ....

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Ekathimerini 12 Jun 2024
The 14th Athens Open Air Film Festival (AOAFF) is ready to welcome tourists and residents to enjoy the city in a refreshing way ... If you are a tourist wanting to sightsee, there’s been movies at the Roman Agora, and if you are a history enthusiast, maybe a movie at Plato Academy Park might spark your interest ... ....

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Knox News 12 Jun 2024
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Holland Sentinel 11 Jun 2024
Saturday, June 15, at Kollen Park ... The event, hosted by I AM Academy, will have live music, a DJ, food vendors, business vendors, inflatables and more. Lindsay Cherry serves as co-founder and co-executive director of I AM Academy, and has also worked in local school systems ... Other events from I AM Academy include a history talk from 7-8.30 p.m....

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Des Moines Register 11 Jun 2024
Recruits from the Des Moines Regional Police Academy breathed heavy as they did full body exercises at the side of their desks in a fluorescent-lit room Monday morning — the first of many steps in a month-long training process to become a police officer ... in Des Moines’ history....

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The Tennessean 11 Jun 2024
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The Daily Mail 11 Jun 2024
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Academy Museum Vows ‘Immediate’ Change to Jewish Founders Exhibit After New Letter Complains of Antisemitism

The Wrap 10 Jun 2024
Jewish Founders and the Making of a Movie Capital,” the Academy Museum said on Monday in a statement obtained by TheWrap ... “It is almost as if, instead of celebrating the birth of the industry, the Academy is apologizing to the public for having to reveal a dark corner of its history it wishes it could have kept hidden.”....

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The Daily Mail 10 Jun 2024
Billie Eilish has revealed that she 'lost all her friends' when she got famous as she 'couldn't relate to anyone' ... It was tough ... She added ... Billie and Finneas are together the youngest artists in history to win two Oscars, taking home the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 2022 and 2024 for No Time To Die and What Was I Made For? respectively ... ....

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