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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WNBA players reveal ugly living conditions in 'bubble'

Canada Dot Com 08 Jul 2020
This was not what WNBA players had in mind when they reported to their hotel at the “bubble” in Bradenton, Fla., to prepare for games that are scheduled to take place at the IMG Academy. Players circulated images upon arriving at ......
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Nigeria academy looks to spread ballet among Lagos poor

Gulf News 07 Jul 2020
Image Credit ... Image Credit ... This is Leap of Dance Academy - a ballet school in a poor district of sprawling megacity Lagos that aims to bring classical dance to underprivileged children in Africa's most populous nation. Image Credit ... Image Credit ... Now the academy - which Ajala funds out of his own pocket - has 12 pupils aged between six and 15....
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Hamilton isn’t eligible at the Oscars after Disney Plus success – but could win other awards

Metro UK 07 Jul 2020
However, as much as fans might want to see it recognised at awards shows, it’s not actually eligible for the Academy Awards 2021. Currently, the Academy does not consider filmed stage shows for awards, with them confirming to Variety that ‘recorded stage productions are not eligible for consideration.’ ... Getty Images) ... Academy Awards....
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Tom Hanks criticises Trump response to coronavirus

AOL 07 Jul 2020
(Photo by Amber De Vos/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images) ... (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images) ... PHOTOGRAPH BY Peter / Barcroft Images (Photo credit should read Peter / Barcroft Images / Barcroft Media via Getty Images) ... (Photo by Tristan Fewings/Tristan Fewings/Getty Images) ... (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images) ... (Photo by Anthony Harvey/Getty Images)....
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‘Fixing Kingpin’ Ravinder Dandiwal: Shady past and a controversial present

Indian Express 07 Jul 2020
Dandiwal, 35, came to the city around 2009-10 and started a cricket academy in Mohali, according to a local coach ... I did not want any negative image to be associated with my academy so I advised my players not to play in his teams or tournaments and I stopped giving him my grounds,” said the player-turned-sports entrepreneur....
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White House leans on CDC, pediatricians to argue for reopening schools

Politico 07 Jul 2020
A teacher works at her desk in an empty classroom at Freedom Preparatory Academy May 18 in Provo, Utah ... George Frey/Getty Images ... The White House is leaning on CDC reopening guidance and a report from the American Academy of Pediatrics that details the importance of in-person ......
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Do stars like Mahendra Singh Dhoni or Rohit Sharma make good coaches?

Gulf News 06 Jul 2020
The news of Rohit Sharma, one of the modern greats of the game, opening his cricket academy in Dubai this September must have made up for the lull in any action in recent months due to the coronavirus pandemic ... Rohit Sharma, India's vice-captain in white ball cricket, is scheduled to launch his academy in Dubai in September. Image Credit....
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Cricket: Do stars like Mahendra Singh Dhoni or Rohit Sharma make good coaches?

Gulf News 06 Jul 2020
The news of Rohit Sharma, one of the modern greats of the game, opening his cricket academy in Dubai this September must have made up for the lull in any action in recent months due to the coronavirus pandemic ... Rohit Sharma, India's vice-captain in white ball cricket, is scheduled to launch his academy in Dubai in September. Image Credit....
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Oscar-winning composer Ennio Morricone dies aged 91

Belfast Telegraph 06 Jul 2020
Morricone, left, accepts an honorary Oscar for his contributions to the art of film music as director Clint Eastwood at the 79th Academy Awards (AP). AP/PA Images ... Oscar for his contributions to the art of film music as director Clint Eastwood at the 79th Academy Awards (AP)....
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The film scores of Ennio Morricone: 5 tracks to listen to by the late, great composer

Kearney Hub 06 Jul 2020
Ennio Morricone poses with the Oscar for Best Original Score, "The Hateful Eight," during the 2016 Academy Awards. ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images ... 'Days of Heaven' — 'Harvest' ... The film, starring Richard Gere and Brooke Adams, won an Academy Award for Best Cinematography and earned Morricone his first Oscar nomination for Best Original Score ... ....
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Best movies on Amazon Prime Video: top films to watch in Australia right now Joker

TechRadar 06 Jul 2020
DC's Academy Award-winning film Joker has made its way onto Amazon Prime Video ... (Image credit ... Image credit ... Image credit ... (Image credit ... Homecoming, Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy, both entries in the lacklustre Amazing Spider-Man series and the Academy Award-winning animated masterpiece, Spider-Man ... (Image credit ... Image credit ... (Image credit....
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Country music legend Charlie Daniels dies at age 83: reports

Penn Live 06 Jul 2020
...”. View this post on Instagram ... Country star Charlie Daniels died on July 6, 2020, at age 83.(Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Kicker Country Stampede) ... Delayed Academy of Country Music Awards will be aired from Nashville for first time ever.Lancaster’s Fulton Theatre will hold a fundraising telethon after losing millions because of coronavirus ... ....
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Tom Hanks on Covid-19: ‘I had crippling body aches, was fatigued all the time and couldn’t concentrate’

The Irish Times 06 Jul 2020
I tell him it was probably the last time I saw him, which was when we were at the Academy Awards in February, where he had ratcheted up his fifth Oscar nomination, for his performance as beloved US children’s TV host Fred Rogers, in the film A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood ... Universal/Getty Images....
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