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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New book features intriguing Oneida Stake Academy history

HJ News 06 Dec 2023
With 550 photos, 439 pages, and 135 years of history, the new book “Academy Memories, A History of Oneida Stake Academy in Preston, Idaho” is already in demand ... Others gave history books ... “Proceeds from book sales will go to the restoration of the Oneida Stake Academy building as cultural center/museum of local history,” said Beckstead....

'Enjoy the journey: Former Hartselle coach looking for another state championship

Decatur Daily 06 Dec 2023
Godsey, 57, is now coaching a team that was playing the same day as Hartselle in the 2011 state championship at Bryant Denny Stadium, the Madison Academy Mustangs. In 2011 Madison Academy played for its first state title in school history ... So far he's 50-12 at Madison Academy, which is just three wins shy of the most in school history....

How to watch the star-studded ‘A Grammy Salute to 50 Years of Hip-Hop’ concert special

The Press Enterprise 06 Dec 2023
As hip-hop commemorates five decades of shaping culture, music and history, the Grammy Recording Academy is set to culminate this milestone year with a two-hour concert special, “A Grammy Salute to 50 Years of Hip-Hop,” which is set to air at 8.30 p.m ... (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)....

Developing Town: Academy students get in on drama

HJ News 06 Dec 2023
Preston News, 1909; Preston Booster, 1912; Franklin County Citizen, 1913-1920; Southeastern Advocate, 1913-14; Academy Memories, A History of Oneida Stake Academy of Preston, Idaho, compiled by Alexis Beckstead, John Olsen and Necia Seamons). During the 1908-09 school year the Oneida Academy organized a student’s dramatic society....

Holiday books 2023: 50 books that make great gifts from hip-hop histories to Christmas ghost stories

Hastings Tribune 06 Dec 2023
Stephen Nissenbaum, in his terrific 1997 history of the holiday season, “The Battle for Christmas,” goes briefly in search of the very first advertisement for Christmas presents — the Yuletide Patient Zero, if you will — and finds an ad urging Americans to buy a good book at the holidays ... A good micro-history is a universe....

Anne Hathaway dives into the Valentino archives for this year's Fashion Awards

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Anne Hathaway made an elegant appearance at the 2023 Fashion Awards – and she chose a piece of fashion history for the occasion ... For the occasion, Hathaway wore one of Garavani's vintage creations. an ivory gown from the Valentino autumn/winter 1993 collection ... From ... Michelle Yeoh makes history with Oscar win. All the Looks from the 95th Academy Awards....

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The Virginian-Pilot 05 Dec 2023
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Richard Powers’ 31-year waltz on the Farm

Stanford Daily 05 Dec 2023
Decades have come and gone, but Stanford’s Social Dance classes are as popular as ever ... Few know that Powers’s history at the University began even before he started teaching ... Studying dance piqued Powers’s interest in history. In 1981, he founded Flying Cloud Academy of Vintage Dance, a group in Cincinnati that recreates historic balls ... (Photo ... Judy N....

Staunton's Former Odd Fellows Hall on 119 E. Beverly Street undergoing renovations

News Leader - Staunton 05 Dec 2023
Although the demolition is ongoing, several fires in the building’s history have done some of the work for them ... Layers of wall paint and wallpaper show some of this history on the first floor; a strip wallpaper decorated with drawings of trains and boats and carriages breaks up a dull green layer on the bottom and a standard white wall on top....

Knoxville area high school football rewind: Top games, performances and moments in 2023 season

Knox News 05 Dec 2023
The 2023 Tennessee high school football season was an entertaining one ... Here are a few of the area's top games, performances and clutch moments from the year. Top games. Bearden 21, Farragut 14, Sept ... Christian Academy of Knoxville’s biggest comeback win. CAK made program history as it came back from a 43-12 deficit at halftime to beat Notre Dame 50-49....

Deepika Padukone looks oh-so-glam as she attends Academy Museum Gala in LA with Selena Gomez, Leonardo DiCaprio

Pinkvilla 04 Dec 2023
Deepika Padukone is attending the Academy Museum Gala in Los Angeles ... Deepika Padukone is on a roll! Earlier this year, the Bollywood actress created history as she turned presenter for the 95th Academy Awards, and introduced the RRR song Naatu Naatu ... Deepika Padukone’s look for Academy Museum Gala....

Chrissy Teigen looks glamorous alongside husband John Legend at 3rd Annual Academy Museum Gala in...

The Daily Mail 04 Dec 2023
There was no shortage of star power at the at the Academy Museum Of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles ... The Academy Museum Of Motion Pictures is a museum constructed by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences that's devoted to the history, science, and cultural impact of the film industry, according to its ....

Deepika Padukone stuns in purple as she becomes first Indian actor to attend The Academy Museum Gala in Los Angeles

Indian Express 04 Dec 2023
Deepika Padukone radiated elegance as she graced the red carpet at The Academy Museum Gala in Los Angeles, USA ... Deepika Padukone shared pictures from The Academy Museum Gala on Instagram.Earlier this year, Deepika made history by presenting the sensational song 'Naatu Naatu' from RRR at the Oscars ...   ....

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