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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Ndidi Doubtful for Ukraine Friendly after Suffering Hamstring Injury

This Day 24 Aug 2019
Last season, the Nath Boys Academy product became the third Nigerian player in history to feature in every game played in the Premier League in a single season after Joseph Yobo and Victor Moses ... The post Ndidi Doubtful for Ukraine Friendly after Suffering Hamstring Injury appeared first on THISDAYLIVE. ....
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For many Vikings, just playing against Larry Fitzgerald is a privilege

Grand Forks Herald 24 Aug 2019
3 overall in the 2004 NFL Draft ...It’s kind of crazy to think about our friendship now,” Thielen said. “I remember him getting drafted ... A native of Minneapolis, Fitzgerald was a Vikings ball boy during the Dennis Green era and high school star at Holy Angels Academy. When he retires, he’ll be known as one of the best receivers in NFL history....
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For many Vikings, playing Fitzgerald is a privilege

The Bismarck Tribune 24 Aug 2019
3 overall in the 2004 NFL Draft ...It’s kind of crazy to think about our friendship now,” Thielen said. “I remember him getting drafted ... A native of Minneapolis, Fitzgerald was a Vikings ball boy during the Dennis Green era and high school star at Holy Angels Academy. When he retires, he’ll be known as one of the best receivers in NFL history ... ....
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Sullivan East senior sees history through National History Academy

Kingsport Times-News 23 Aug 2019
Sullivan East senior sees history through National History Academy ... history his ... And it all started a day before the deadline to apply to the National History Academy in Middleburg, Virginia, operated by the not-for-profit Journey Through Hallowed Ground National Heritage Area....
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DA, AJA and CHS in first SCISA Football Media Preseason Poll

The Times & Democrat 23 Aug 2019
Now, the first SCISA Football Media Poll in history has been released. In the T&D Region, Dorchester Academy got votes in Class A play, while Summerton's Clarendon Hall School (with many players from Orangeburg County) is at No ... 3 by Andrew Jackson Academy ... Laurence Manning Academy, 5 ... Hilton Head Christian Academy, 4 ... Lee Academy, 5 ... King Academy....
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Funding confirmed for historical dictionary of Irish

The Irish Times 23 Aug 2019
Manuscripts chronicling medieval Irish history, oral material collected with the earliest recording devices and a 1607 account of the Flight of the Earls are among an extensive range of resources that will be drawn upon to complete the most comprehensive dictionary of Irish material produced over the last 400 years....
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Stanly-Spaight duel, Footloose concert among week's attractions

New Bern Sun Journal 23 Aug 2019
 1. Stanly-Spaight duel. Join Tryon Palace at the annual reenactment of the Stanly-Spaight Duel, an interpretation of an infamous moment in New Bern's early history at 4 p.m. on Aug. 31 at the New Bern Academy.On Sept ... Step back in time to an era where a man's personal honor was his most cherished quality and any incursion ... ....
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Critical situation for Miss. children

The Star Democrat 23 Aug 2019
The specter of other, similar situations in history now haunts us. The American Academy of Pediatricians and others have stated that these sorts of psychological provocations can have permanent effects on a child's development ... DR. BRIAN J. CORDEN. Easton. ....
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Looking for family fun? Make volunteering a golf tradition in your home

Golf 23 Aug 2019
It’s 1986, high school graduation week ... Open at Shinnecock Hills, near our home ... Addictive, too ... For a growing legion of Tour disciples, the hemp extract CBD is a game-changer Where’s their money? The inside story of the largest unpaid purse in long-drive history WATCH. Take a behind-the-scenes tour of IMG Academy’s epic golf facility. ....
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Community Calendar: Aug. 24-26, 2019

The Daily Star 23 Aug 2019
History Center open, 10 a.m ... ‘The Oneonta 49ers’ and other local history. Oneonta Teen Center, 3 to 6 and 7 to 10.30 p.m., 4 Academy St ... Museum of the History of Charlotteville and Anonymous Arts Museum, noon to 3 p.m., 606 and 610 Charlotte Valley Road ... History Center Open, noon to 4 p.m., Greater Oneonta Historical Society, 183 Main....
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Taiwan arms deal 'futile act', experts say

China Daily 23 Aug 2019
"The DPP is driving the 23 million Taiwan residents to a dead end and it will definitely be punished by history," he said. Major General Chen Rongdi, president of the War Institute of the PLA Academy of Military Science, said in a seminar in Beijing on Thursday that the arms deal ......
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Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride & More Honored at 2019 ACM Honors

Billboard 23 Aug 2019
Another standout performance was Urban and Lambert’s stirring rendition of “The House That Built Me.” Following their set, Lambert was presented with the Gene Weed milestone award in recognition for being the most awarded artist in the Academy of Country Music Awardshistory....
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Suzanne Buck begins as first woman to lead Western Reserve Academy in Hudson: Q&A

Cleveland 23 Aug 2019
HUDSON, OhioFor the first time in the 193-year history of Western Reserve Academy, the private high school in Hudson is being led by a woman. Suzanne Buck on Friday wrapped up her first week as WRA’s Head of School. Buck, 48, has moved to Hudson from her previous job in Chatham, Virginia. Her husband, Johnny, is an art teacher at WRA ... 1 ... 2 ... 3 ... 4 ... ....
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