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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Man spotted with Hershey Christian Academy shirt at Capitol not an employee: school

Penn Live 16 Jan 2021
The image of a man wearing a Hershey Christian Academy shirt leaving the U.S ... In a post on the school’s Facebook page, officials said they began to field many questions about his identity, but that he was not a board member, employee or representative of the academy, located in Hummelstown. A man wearing a Hershey Christian Academy shirt at the U.S....
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Tyler Perry to be honored with humanitarian award at 2021 Oscars

The Grio 16 Jan 2021
The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) will honor Tyler Perry with the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award at this year’s Oscars ceremony ... So, we are breaking with tradition and giving two awards to honor that spirit,” said Academy President David Rubin. Image via Getty....
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Academy Art Museum explores history of photography

The Star Democrat 15 Jan 2021
Advertising, news imagery, art imagery and personal iPhone images and of course all the millions of images posted on social media ... If we think back to the late 1800s when the photographic image was born, you needed a lot of gear and time just to make one image. They literally carried carts full of chemicals to fix the image....
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Blake Shelton slams ‘absolutely ridiculous’ backlash over his single Minimum Wage

Metro UK 15 Jan 2021
Blake Shelton has hit back at criticism over his single Minimum Wage (Picture. Jason Kempin/Getty Images). Blake Shelton has made his feelings completely clear as he slammed criticism about his latest single, Minimum Wage ... Advertisement ... John Shearer/Getty Images for The Recording Academy) ... Robin Marchant/Getty Images for The Recording Academy) ... MORE ... ....
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15-year-old Indian girl in Dubai helps recycle 25 tonnes of old electronic items

Gulf News 15 Jan 2021
Riva, a grade 10 student of GEMS Modern Academy, said many people simply dump old devices and appliances in the general waste as they are not aware of the options for recycling them Image Credit ... Riva, a grade 10 student of GEMS Modern Academy, said many people simply dump old ......
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DC April 2021 solicitations and covers revealed

Games Radar 15 Jan 2021
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Dozens break lockdown rules on a static caravan site

AOL 15 Jan 2021
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Wildfires produced up to half of pollution in West, study says

The Journal 15 Jan 2021
BILLINGS, Mont ... “Most people do not see sea-level rise ... The study was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The researchers used satellite images of smoke plumes and government air-quality data to model how much pollution was generated nationwide by fires from 2016 to 2018 compared with a decade earlier....
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'Covid tongue' becoming more common coronavirus symptom

AOL 15 Jan 2021
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One Brazilian coronavirus variant detected in UK before travel ban – virologist

AOL 15 Jan 2021
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Covid transmissions linked to supermarkets, Mark Drakeford says

AOL 15 Jan 2021
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Does Prince Harry have a ponytail?

AOL 14 Jan 2021
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Apple to open Detroit developer school as part of racial equality initiative

The Grio 14 Jan 2021
Apple Developer Academy, designed to support coding and tech education as part of its racial equity initiatives ... (Photo by Graeme Jennings-Pool/Getty Images). The academy will feature two programs ... The second, a full academy, will contain 10 to 12 months of intense study that will ......
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