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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Grant match requested for Choctaw Academy restoration

News Graphic 16 May 2022
Richardson explained to the court the importance of such a project, and how the Academy is an integral part of American history ... Christina Snyder, a McCabe Greer Professor of History at Pennsylvania State University, also sent Richardson a memo on the important history the Academy shines on Scott County....
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Seacoast high school sports: Vote now for Athletes of the Week, May 9-14

Fosters 16 May 2022
Brody Johnson, Traip Academy, lacrosse. Traip Academy sophomore Brody Johnson scored a season-high six goals in Monday's 9-4 Class C South win over Fryeburg Academy. It was the Rangers first win in program history ... In Monday's 9-2 Division IV win over Portsmouth Christian Academy, Andriski went 4-for-4, with a triple, three RBIs and four runs scored....
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British Embassy to host virtual event on Asia Minor Catastrophe

Ekathimerini 16 May 2022
Stefanidis, Associate Professor of Modern and Contemporary Greek History at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Spyridon Ploumidis, Director of Research at the Academy of Athens’ Research Center for ......
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DAR Spring Luncheon

Minden Press-Herald 16 May 2022
Dorcheat-Bistineau Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution’s annual Spring Luncheon was held a the home of Chapter Regent Kathy Johnson ... This French Creole cottage, located near Natchitoches, was built before 1830 ... They are ... Day of Service by cleaning Academy Park in Minden and learning about the history of the college that was once at this site....
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DAR chapter officers sworn in during Spring Luncheon

Minden Press-Herald 16 May 2022
Dorcheat-Bistineau Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution’s annual Spring Luncheon was held at the home of Chapter Regent Kathy Johnson ... This French Creole cottage, located near Natchitoches, was built before 1830 ... Day of Service by cleaning Academy Park in Minden and learning about the history of the college that was once at this site ... ....
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5 Things To Know On Monday, May 16, 2022

WPTV 16 May 2022
While you were sleeping, we compiled the biggest stories of the day in one place ... 1 ... Joshua Bessex/AP ... 2 ... 3 ... 4 ... 5 ... On This Day In History. On May 16, 1929, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences hands out its first awards, at a dinner party for around 250 people held in the Blossom Room of the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood, California ... ....
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Summer Times 2022: Our towns

Watauga Democrat 16 May 2022
There’s also the Blowing Rock Art and History Museum in downtown, where you can experience art and discover history ... The Episcopal Church has played a role throughout the community’s history ... CROSSNORECrossnore is a town steeped in educational history. The town is home to Crossnore Academy, founded by doctors Eustace and Mary Martin Sloop....
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10 surprise standout players for Seacoast high school girls lacrosse. Who's on the list?

Portsmouth Herald 16 May 2022
Across the Seacoast those surprise players have stepped up to support their teams this spring ... Let's take a look at the players. Kiera Alessi, Traip Academy, freshman, midfield. Traip has already picked up the first two wins in program history this season, and Alessi has played an important role in the team’s growth ... “They rally around her....
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The Jewish Hasbara in All Its Glory. Lies, Lies Everywhere, by Larry Romanoff

The Unz Review 16 May 2022
American History >Journalists >Ernest Cuneohttps.//www.nytimes.com/1988/03/05/obituaries/erneste.html ... Perhaps the greatest crime of cultural genocide ever perpetrated in history was done by the Jews in China – the destruction of the library and the Yongle Dadian at the Hanlin Academy.“The Destruction of a Great Library....
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Ferdowsi savior of Persian Language

Irna 15 May 2022
Every single Iranian owes his or her language to the great poet, who is well-known not only in Iran but also throughout the world because his Shahnameh is the world's longest epic poems created by a single poet and the greatest epic of Persian speaking states, which includes ancient Iranian history....
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NI education: The teenagers hitting exam halls for the first time

BBC News 15 May 2022
She's doing A-levels in History, Life and Health Science and a BTEC in Sport at St Pius X College in Magherafelt, County Londonderry ... On top on doing his A-levels, Lucas Todd, 18, is a head prefect at Carrickfergus Academy, County Antrim. He is enjoying studying History, ......
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NIAGARA DISCOVERIES: St. Joseph’s Academy and the Sisters of St. Mary of Namur

Lockport Union-Sun 14 May 2022
Joseph’s Academy was a much loved and respected institution not only among the city’s Catholic population but also for generations of young women of many denominations. The academy was staffed by the Sisters of St ... However, construction of the academy was begun in 1865, just two years after the arrival of the five Sisters from Belgium....
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Oscars set March date for 2023 ceremony

NME 14 May 2022
In an incident that has since gone down in history, Smith struck Rock onstage during the Academy Awards ceremony this March following a joke about his wife Jada Pinkett-Smith’s shaved head. Following numerous apologies over the incident, the actor resigned from the Academy. He was later banned from all Academy events for 10 years....

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