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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Raza Academy writes to Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray, requests re-opening of mosques

Moneycontrol 12 Aug 2020
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Postpone school openings

Citrus County Chronicle 12 Aug 2020
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Explore Buffalo: The Williamsville Tour

Buffalo Rising 12 Aug 2020
A drive on Main St ... and Garrison Rd ... The school closed when the New Williamsville High School was built for grades 1-12 at the current site of the Christian Academy. The Williamsville Water Mill (lead image) was built originally as a sawmill in 1801 by Jonas Williams, substantially enlarged in 1827, and operated in that capacity until 1903 ... Church ... St ... ....

Grand Opening of Clark Academy Dance Center – A 6000 SF State-of-the-Art Dance Studio

Buffalo Rising 11 Aug 2020
Clark Academy Dance Center will offer beginner to professional instruction, along with recreational and competitive classes, in a 6000 square foot, state-of-the-art dance studio at 255 Great Arrow Avenue. Image courtesy Cheryl Gorski ... For more information, visit ... Images courtesy Clark Academy Dance Center. ....

New method captures neural and vascular dynamics at high spatiotemporal resolution deep in brain

PhysOrg 11 Aug 2020
... image fast neural and vascular dynamics at high speed, deep in the brain....

First authorized Whitney Houston biopic set to be released Thanksgiving 2022

The Grio 11 Aug 2020
A biopic of the beloved superstar is heading to theaters. This week it’s been confirmed that the first authorized Whitney Houston biopoc is set to be released by Sony in 2022. READ MORE ... (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images For The Recording Academy) ... (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images) ... (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images) ... Read More ... ....

UK reports highest daily total Covid cases since June 21 at 1,148

AOL 11 Aug 2020
(Photo by Niall Carson/PA Images via Getty Images) ... (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images) ... (Photo by Matthew Horwood/PA Images via Getty Images). Banner o the railings of Belfast Royal Academy in Northern Ireland thanking NHS and all frontline workers ... (Photo by Liam McBurney/PA Images via Getty Images) ... (Photo by Ian Forsyth/Getty Images)....

Angelina Jolie demands new judge in Brad Pitt divorce case

Metro UK 11 Aug 2020
Angelina Jolie has filed papers to remove a private judge in her divorce case. Angelina Jolie is seeking the removal of the private judge in her and Brad Pitt’s divorce case. The Maleficent. Mistress of Evil actress wants to see Judge John W ... Kiley. Advertisement. Advertisement ... Advertisement ... Getty Images for Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences) ... ....

Photos: Cadets train at West Point amid COVID-19 pandemic

Gulf News 10 Aug 2020
Cadets wear masks as they listen to instructions on firing mortars, at the US Military Academy in West Point, New York. Cadets had to wear masks this year for much of the training in a wooded area just beyond the main gates of the US Military Academy. Image Credit ... Image Credit ... Image Credit ... Image Credit ... Image Credit....

Netflix’s ‘Umbrella Academy’ takes on the 1960s in season two

Gulf News 10 Aug 2020
‘The Umbrella Academy’ was destined to jump to Dallas in 1963 for season two — that’s what happened next in the time travel-themed comic book series ... The season, which is now streaming on Netflix, takes its cues from the second volume of Dark Horse Comics’ hit series (‘The Umbrella Academy ... Image Credit ... A still from 'The Umbrella Academy'....

The Umbrella Academy season 3: release date, season 2 ending explained and more null

TechRadar 10 Aug 2020
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'Every nation has a story, this is our story': Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed on the 'History of the Emirates' series

The National 09 Aug 2020
Image Nation Abu Dhabi and Atlantic Production’s documentary, History of the Emirates, will tell the story of the country over five successive nights ... The series is a joint production by Image Nation ... The international series will be narrated by Academy Award winner Jeremy Irons....

When is the BTS movie Break The Silence coming out?

Metro UK 08 Aug 2020
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