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.

Latest News for: Academy image

Edit

Porac artist launches inverted art exhibit

Sun Star 24 Aug 2019
CLARK FREEPORT -- An artist from Porac town recently launched an exhibit that features inverted art images. Rommel Uy Antonio started making inverted art images using a film negative....
Edit

Haag-Streit Academy to host Premier Slit Lamp Imaging Course

Pressat 23 Aug 2019
Harlow, UK – 23rd August 2019 - Haag-Streit UK (HS-UK), the leading manufacturer and distributor of gold-standard optometry and ophthalmic equipment, is delighted to confirm that Haag-Streit Academy will be hosting a Premier Slit Lamp Imaging course at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Glasgow on 25th....
Edit

Who is each song about on Taylor Swift’s new album Lover?

Metro UK 23 Aug 2019
Taylor Swift’s new album Lover gives an insight into her relationships (Picture. TS/Republic) ... Advertisement. Advertisement ... starzfly/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)Lover ... Ricky Vigil M/GC Images)Cornelia Street ... Taylor Swift and her mum Andrea Swift onstage during the 50th Academy Of Country Music Awards (Picture. Cooper Neill/Getty Images for dcp)False God ... ....
Edit

Katie Holmes and Jamie Foxx: the end of a clandestine love story

Irish Independent 22 Aug 2019
(Photo by Kevin Tachman/MG19/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue) Katie Holmes (L) and Jamie Foxx attend the Clive Davis and Recording Academy Pre-GRAMMY Gala and GRAMMY Salute to Industry Icons Honoring Jay-Z on January 27, 2018 in New York City....
Edit

Mumbai through underprivileged kids’ lens

The Hindu 22 Aug 2019
An exhibition of over 70 pictures taken by 30 young photographers is on at Shari Academy in Colaba till Friday ... “We delved into street photography because the streets hold everyday life for these children,” said Hridgandha Mistry, a photography instructor with Shari Academy, who trained the children for a month....
Edit

An exhibition to highlight water conservation

The Times of India 21 Aug 2019
Shoot For A Cause’ movement, an initiative by Iqbal and the academy seeks to harness the power of images for a positive social impact ... “At Light & Life Academy, appreciation for the beauty of the many forms of water is seen as a meaningful step towards civic responsibility and sustainable living....
Edit

15 Halloween Costume Ideas Inspired by the Best TV Shows of 2019

Fowler Tribune 20 Aug 2019
Hazel and Cha Cha from The Umbrella AcademyHazel and Cha Cha, The Umbrella Academy" data-image-credit="Netflix" data-image-alt-text="Hazel and Cha Cha, The Umbrella Academy" data-image-credit-url="" data-image-target-url="" data-image-title="Hazel and Cha Cha, The Umbrella ......
Edit

14 Halloween Costume Ideas Inspired by the Best TV Shows of 2019

Fowler Tribune 20 Aug 2019
Hazel and Cha Cha from The Umbrella AcademyHazel and Cha Cha, The Umbrella Academy" data-image-credit="Netflix" data-image-alt-text="Hazel and Cha Cha, The Umbrella Academy" data-image-credit-url="" data-image-target-url="" data-image-title="Hazel and Cha Cha, The Umbrella ......
Edit

Creators of Story of Yanxi Palace back with a new series

China.dot.org 20 Aug 2019
A scene shown in Arsenal Military Academy ... Now, its creators are back with a new drama, Arsenal Military Academy ... The series, which began its run on Aug 6, is also being distributed in Singapore, Malaysia, and Vietnam.A still image of Arsenal Military Academy ... in a military academy....
Edit

It's Amy Adams Birthday, Could Someone Give Her an Oscar Already?

Newsweek 20 Aug 2019
she's one of the biggest losers in Academy Awards history. Adams has been nominated for six Oscars. That puts her right behind Glenn Close (who has seven nominations) as the most nominated actors currently living who have never won an Academy Award ... Adams has been nominated for an Academy Award six times. Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images ... NOTE ... Culture. ....
Edit

Recent SMPTE Plugfest Shows Advance Toward Interoperability

Broadcasting & Cable 20 Aug 2019
SMPTE ST 2067-50.2018 (IMF Application #5 ACES), which is intended for long-term archive of uncompressed Academy Color Encoding System (ACES) image essence. ● SMPTE RDD 45.2017 (Registered Disclosure Document IMF Application ProRes), which adds support for ProRes image essence and is intended to test HDR ProRes IMF packages ... # # # ... ....
Edit

Who is Dwayne Johnson’s wife Lauren Hashian and where was their wedding?

Metro UK 19 Aug 2019
Dwayne Johnson and his now-wife Lauren Hashian at the 89th Annual Academy Awards in Hollywood (Picture. Dan MacMedan/Getty Images). Dwayne Johnson and his partner Lauren Hashian have announced that they are now married after 12 years together in a surprise island ceremony ... Advertisement. Advertisement ... Ortega/Getty Images) ... August 18th, 2019. Hawaii ... MORE....
Edit

Western Military Academy alumni share Alton memories

The Telegraph - Alton 18 Aug 2019
https.//www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/Western-Military-Academy-alumni-share-Alton-14341654.php. Western Military Academy alumni share Alton memories ... Image 1 of / 13 ... Western Military Academy alumni share Alton memories ... ALTON — The Western Military Academy class of 1969 celebrated its 50th reunion Aug....
×