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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Scotsman 22 Nov 2019
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Charles Birdsong, Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser, 2019 National Philanthropy Day Awards

The Virginian-Pilot 22 Nov 2019
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Finger Lakes Times 22 Nov 2019
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American Press 22 Nov 2019
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Billie Eilish: 'Mel C inspired me to start living in the moment'

Music News 22 Nov 2019
Earlier this week, the 17-year-old pop star made Grammy Awards nomination history as the youngest artist to earn nominations in all four of the Recording Academy's top four categories - Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best New Artist ... "In a good way ... stadium tour ... ....

EPS announces building-level teachers of the year

Enid News & Eagle 22 Nov 2019
Enid Public Schools has announced its building level teachers of the year for this school year ... 11 at Prairie View Elementary School. The event is 5-6 p.m ... Aaron Lusby, eighth-grade science, Waller Middle School; Brenda Neidigk, history/English, Enid High School; and Kelli Irvin, English, Lincoln Academy ... ....


The Bryan Eagle 22 Nov 2019
^MOVIE-OSCARS-DIRECTORS.LA—<You may know that in the 91-year history of the Academy Awards, only five women — Lina Wertm ller, Jane Campion, Sofia Coppola, Kathryn Bigelow and Greta Gerwig — have been nominated for the director honor ... film academy hands out its honorary Oscars....

TU student gives Oscar- winning performance

The Collegian 21 Nov 2019
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Provo Daily Herald 21 Nov 2019
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Jose Mourinho vows to bring passion back into Tottenham Hotspur

Sportslens 21 Nov 2019
“The problem is sometimes you get into clubs and the work that is below you is not good enough to produce these players, but when you have them, the managers are always happy to develop these players, so I look to our history and you see that the Academy is always giving the talent the first team needs....

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Xinhua 21 Nov 2019
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