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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A Serious Man at 10: How the Coen brothers made the most intimate and puzzling ...

The Independent 20 Nov 2019
Fritz Lang had a number of films overlooked by the Academy; this noir, starring Glenn Ford, Lee Marvin and and Gloria Grahame, was one of them ... The Academy’s generosity to the Coen brothers peaked when No Country for Old Men beat There Will Be Blood in one of the ceremony’s closest Best Picture races of all time....
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Women — two in particular — poised to dominate Grammy 2020 nominations

The Los Angeles Times 19 Nov 2019
Long criticized for undervaluing music by women and people of color, the academy appears poised to push back further against that established image with the nominations for the 62nd Grammys, which will be revealed Wednesday morning in a televised announcement from New York....
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The big picture: World record for largest solo drawing broken

BBC News 19 Nov 2019
She returned to her former school, Ellon Academy, to spend 12 hours creating the huge floral image on rolls of ......
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Strong, on-song and woke but why do Anna and Elsa have to be so skinny?

Irish Independent 19 Nov 2019
From the Academy Award®-winning team—directors Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck, producer Peter Del Vecho and songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Frozen 2” opens in U.S ... From the Academy Award®-winning team—directors Jennifer Lee and ......
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Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman sees enough room for Denzel Washington to shine in the ...

Pinkvilla 17 Nov 2019
Attach Main Entertaiment Image.. chadwick.jpg. Denzel Washington is one of the most respected stars in Hollywood and has also won Academy Award for Best Actor for Training Day. Denzel is admired by a lot of people but Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman is one of his biggest admirers ... View this post on Instagram ... ALSO READ ... JOE.ie Getty Images ....
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'History of the Emirates': new documentary series to show the world how the UAE came to be

The National 17 Nov 2019
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....
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Alicia Keys to host Grammys again in 2020

Gulf News 16 Nov 2019
Amid the public feuds, boycotts and shows of Academy power leading up to the annual event, the 15-time Grammy winner countered the music industry’s high drama with a decidedly laid-back approach to her high-profile hosting gig ... The Recording Academy will announce ... Image Credit.....
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Mogwai guitar, My Bloody Valentine fuzz pedal and more musicians’ gear now up for charity auction

Guitar.com 15 Nov 2019
Image. Exeter Deaf Academy ... It’s supported by Slowdive’s Rachel Goswell and will benefit the UK charity Exeter Deaf Academy ... The proceeds of the auction are expected to go towards helping Deaf Academy open a new school in Exmouth, Devon for hearing-impaired children and young people....
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SPACE COAST DAILY TV: Holy Trinity Tigers Square Off With The First Academy In Regional Semifinal

Space Coast Daily 15 Nov 2019
Holy Trinity Tigers will kickoff their playoff run tonight when they play host to The First Academy in the Friday Night Locker Room Game of the Week on Space Coast Daily TV. (Colin Ziemer, SCD Image) ... The First Academy at Holy Trinity....
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Barcelona ‘upset’ after failing to sign Arsenal striker Gabriel Martinelli

Metro UK 15 Nov 2019
Before his move to Arsenal, Martinelli had a trial at Manchester United while he also spent time at Barcelona’s La Masia academy earlier this year. Martinelli has made a swift impact since he joined Arsenal in the summer (Getty Images) ... Martinelli has already scored seven goals for Arsenal this season (AFP via Getty Images)....
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Postmates Delivery Person 'Afraid To Leave Her House' After Lizzo Tweet, Sues Singer for Emotional Distress

Newsweek 15 Nov 2019
Lizzo has been slapped with a lawsuit for libel stemming from a Twitter tirade from nearly two months ago. "Hey @Postmates this girl Tiffany W ... According to Rolling Stone, the delivery service said they had addressed the complaint ... 🥺 ... Lizzo performing at O2 Academy Brixton in London on November 07, 2019. Matthew Baker/Getty Images ... ....
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More than quarter of Britons hate clothes shopping in stores – poll

Belfast Telegraph 14 Nov 2019
More than half of Britons (57%) never reach the point where they feel confident about their body image, the poll for the Fashion Retail Academy school suggests ... Living in the digital age, in which the airbrush is used a little too liberally, it is easy to see why people feel self conscious about their body image. Fashion Retail Academy....
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10 tourist attractions opening in 2020 that we're excited for

Business Insider 14 Nov 2019
Mathew Imaging/WireImage/Getty Images ... If you're a movie and TV junkie, look no further than the Academy Museum in Los Angeles or the "Game of Thrones" studio tour in Belfast ... David Livingston/Getty Images The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures is expected to open after the Oscars, which will be held in February, according to The Hollywood Reporter ....
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