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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ATTN Trump George Washington gave away his money, land, and food in order to help ...

Democratic Underground 22 Oct 2019
He was a self-made man, who rose from relatively humble origins to acquire one of the largest fortunes in American history ... He contributed to orphanages in several states, but reserved his largest donations for the Alexandria Academy, established only a few miles from Mount Vernon....
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Nicky Butt – youth development ‘part of the culture’ at Manchester United

FourFourTwo 22 Oct 2019
Manchester United’s fabled academy has consistently produced first-team regulars (Simon Peach/PA) ... minutes to their own academy graduates ... “There is the history of the players before that coming through the academy to the first team and obviously first teams at other clubs as well....
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After courts-martial dropped, Air Force Academy cadets fight expulsions

Stars and Stripes 22 Oct 2019
"No one on the academy swim team handled the initiation event and investigation ideally," the attorney, Richard Stevens, wrote ... The academy is led by a lieutenant general ... But when the academy opened the first hazing courts-martial in school history, the most serious allegation Hannigan and Knutson faced was conspiracy to obstruct justice....
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Whiskey, dancing, insults: the history of Ireland in 100 words

RTE 22 Oct 2019
The story of metal shoes is told in an article on bróg ("shoe") is one of the stories which makes up A History of Ireland in 100 Words, a new book from the Royal Irish Academy ... A History of Ireland in 100 Words by Sharon Arbuthnot, Máire Ní ......
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Tate’s Andrea Lissoni to lead Munich’s troubled Haus der Kunst

The Art Newspaper 22 Oct 2019
Born in South Tyrol, Italy, in 1970, Lissoni speaks German. He studied art history in Italy and Paris and taught at the Academy of Fine Arts of Brera and at Bocconi University in Milan. His area of expertise is film in art. at Tate Modern, he launched an annual cinema programme in 2016 and curated the Joan Jonas exhibition in 2018 ... ....
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ISL 2019-20, Jamshedpur FC Preview: Antonio Iriondo's men aim to break playoffs barrier

Yahoo Daily News 22 Oct 2019
Tata Steel, a steel-making company, and Jamshedpur have had a long history of working towards promotion of football in the country with the reputed TATA Football Academy, which has produced some of the best Indian players ... Jamshedpur FC came into existence in 2017 and have participated for two seasons in the football league ... Challenges ... Positives ... ....
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GRAMMY Museum® Presents Latin GRAMMY®, 20 Years of Excellence in Collaboration With the Latin Recording Academy®

The Marshall News Messenger 21 Oct 2019
The exhibit will also include a comprehensive overview of The Latin Recording Academy's Person of the Year celebrations, highlighting each honoree from the program's 20-year history ... ABOUT THE LATIN RECORDING ACADEMY ... For more information about The Latin Recording Academy, please visit LatinGRAMMY.com ... The Latin Recording Academy....
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Academy Museum to Display Costumes From 'Dracula,' 'Singin' in the Rain'

The Hollywood Reporter 21 Oct 2019
The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures ... “It became clear that there is no better home for the cape than the Academy Museum, allowing movie lovers to view a piece of classic horror film history and enjoy Bela Lugosi’s acclaimed performance for years to come.”....
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Attleboro library program for underserved teens starts Wednesday

The Sun Chronicle 21 Oct 2019
As part of the club series on Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation, library staff will work with staff and teens at the Attleboro Community Academy (ACA) to read and discuss stories that explore questions of race, equity, identity, history, institutional change and social justice....
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After courts martial dropped, cadets fight expulsions

The Journal 21 Oct 2019
"No one on the academy swim team handled the initiation event and investigation ideally," the attorney, Richard Stevens, wrote ... The academy is led by a lieutenant general ... But when the academy opened the first hazing courts-martial in school history, the most serious allegation Hannigan and Knutson faced was conspiracy to obstruct justice....
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After courts martial dropped, Air Force Academy cadets fight expulsions

The Journal 21 Oct 2019
“No one on the academy swim team handled the initiation event and investigation ideally,” the attorney, Richard Stevens, wrote ... But when the academy opened the first hazing courts-martial in school history, the most serious allegation Hannigan and Knutson faced was conspiracy to obstruct justice ... Academy prosecutor Capt....
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Newsmakers of the week

Fort Worth Business Press 21 Oct 2019
Close 1 of 10 ... She will succeed Ian Craig as of July 1, 2020 ... Lowry is the first female Head of School in TVS history ... She received a B.A ... She was History Department Chair and taught history and economics in the Middle and Upper schools at All Saints' Academy in Florida. She began her career as an Upper School Economics and History teacher at St....
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