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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Former Colorado prep hoop stars have rough homecoming after CU Buffs women’s basketball upset No. 1 Stanford

Denver Post 18 Jan 2021
The Buffaloes, meanwhile, have only two homegrown players on their roster in Kylee Blacksten (Air Academy) and Maura Singer (Columbine). Will CU’s first victory in program history against a nationally top-ranked opponent help put an end to Stanford’s Rocky Mountain recruiting pipeline? ... “They should be Buffs.” ... Related Articles ... ....

Wyoming Seminary honors faculty with endowed chairs

The Citizens' Voice 17 Jan 2021
Slaff Chair in American History and American Military History ... Kersey joined Sem in 2002 and teaches history and social science elective courses as well as AP U.S ... Prior to joining Sem, he taught history and social sciences at the Culver Academies in Culver, Ind., for eight years....

AGENDA — Muskogee Board of Education

Muskogee Phoenix 17 Jan 2021
... 05/26/2021; Cheri Payton, Sp.Ed Teacher, 6th Gd Academy, effective 05/26/2021; Steven Thomas, History Teacher, MHS, effective 05/26/2021; Amy Scott, AVID Teacher, 6th Gd Academy, effective 05/26/2021; EuJeanna Teague, Sp.Ed Teacher, 7th & 8th Gd Academy effective 05/26/2021....

Hartsville Middle School coach Brandon Tedder is a renowned powerlifter

SCNOW Morning News 17 Jan 2021
And Tedder’s story started at what now is Lee Academy, where he played left field on the Cavaliers’ 1997 SCISA state championship baseball team ... As far as being a teacher or coach himself? He had no plans while attending Coker College, other than to major in history and political science....

Columbus school collects donations for expected surge in asylum seekers after Biden inauguration

The Columbus Dispatch 17 Jan 2021
Tucked inside a classroom at Columbus Global Academy are bins and desks littered with clothing, toys, books, dishes and other household items intended for immigrant families expected to come to the city ... Trump on immigration ... Shapiro is a ninth grade history and English as a Second Language teacher at Columbus Global Academy on the Northeast Side....

Letters to the editor: Vaccine advice, beware gerrymandered courts, Kelly questioned

Erie Times-News 17 Jan 2021
justice ... I am a proud Villa Maria Academy alum of the class of 1998. My Villa history reaches further than 1998 ... Do not let the Villa history and traditions become so downsized they become a fleeting memory or something that could fit on a plaque in some deserted hallway ... — Maureen Walls, Villa Maria Academy, class of '98Sen ... Think about it....

Students benefit from team approach

Muskogee Phoenix 16 Jan 2021
Eighth-grader Javian Webber got right into the action when his Delta teammates had a shoe flipping competition Friday at Muskogee 7th and 8th Grade Academy ... Muskogee 7th and 8th Grade Academy history teacher and coach John Williams praises students on the school's Delta team who achieved during first semester....

Sudan schoolbook picture sparks angry reform debate

Arab News 16 Jan 2021
The offending picture, in a history textbook for teenagers, has become a flashpoint in the argument. “It is an ugly offense,” said Sudan’s Academy of Islamic Fiqh, the body ruling on Islamic law, which issued an edict banning teaching from the book ... the Fiqh academy added....

'Parasite' director Bong Joon Ho makes history, yet again, at Venice Film Festival

The Mercury 16 Jan 2021
“The Venice International Film Festival carries with it a long and varied history, and I’m honored to be woven into its beautiful cinematic tradition,” Bong said in a statement ... Bong also made history last year at the 92nd Academy Awards, where his acclaimed South Korean thriller became the first non-English-language film to win best picture....

GUEST APPEARANCE: When HWS was on top of the TV academic world

Finger Lakes Times 16 Jan 2021
The outlook wasn’t brilliant for the HWS team that day.. In the practice game with Baylor the Colleges had been blown away ... Sports, art, logic, history, music, physics, and math were all fair game ... He is a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel, decorated air combat veteran, and former assistant professor of military history at the Air Force Academy ... ....

Martin Scorsese's 'Killers of the Flower Moon' is finally set to film in Oklahoma soon - and here's how to be a part of it

The Oklahoman 16 Jan 2021
"When I wrote the book, part of it was to hopefully make sure that this history is part of our consciousness. Because for so many people - and I include myself - we had essentially excised this very important history."....

Academy Art Museum explores history of photography

The Star Democrat 15 Jan 2021
19, the Academy Art Museum’s curator Mehvis Lelic is giving a four-part, virtual class about the history of photography ... “It is a lecture series on the history of photography. It is in four parts and chronologically traces how photography became what it is today,” said Mehves Lelic, Curator of The Academy Art Museum....

Benton falls late in Cardinal Classic semis

News-Press Now 15 Jan 2021
The Benton boys saw history repeat itself, falling 54-48 to Metro Academy on Thursday at Springer Gymnasium ... You be the tougher team ... They led Metro Academy (11-2) 39-32 entering the final quarter ... Metro Academy took a 50-48 lead with 1.43 remaining, and never gave it back ... St ... Friday ... 0.50 ... Benton falls to Metro Academy in Cardinal Classic semis, 54-48 ... ....