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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John Cusack accused of antisemitism after controversial Star of David tweet

The Independent 18 Jun 2019
The actor retweeted an image of a giant hand, emblazoned with a Star of David symbol, overpowering a group of people, featuring the caption ... While the image claims the quote was from French satirist Voltaire, it was actually spoken by white nationalist Kevin Alfred Strom ... Certainly, an oversight from the Academy ... Getty Images ... Getty Images....
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The Umbrella Academy Season 2 Begins Production

Coming Soon 17 Jun 2019
The Umbrella Academy Season 2 Begins Production. Netflix has announced that season 2 of their hit new series The Umbrella Academy‘s has officially started production! Featuring the seven main stars of the series at season two’s first table read, you can check out a preview video for the new season below! ... The Umbrella Academy Episode 10 Recap ... images....
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Hollywood & Mine: Richard Roundtree’s most unlikely battle

Boston Herald 17 Jun 2019
(Photo by Jeff Spicer/Getty Images) ... (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images). What do you do when your writing-directing debut astounds the world, is nominated for an Academy Award and proves to be extraordinarily popular? For Federico Fellini, this classic dilemma for the engaged filmmaker was illustrated for all time with his 1963 masterwork....
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In Brazil, new rendering of literary giant makes waves

Indian Express 15 Jun 2019
So the 29-year-old, who lives in Bauru, was shocked to see a new image of Machado that has gone viral in the country. It shows him with chocolate-brown skin, considerably darker than how he appears in the black-and-white photograph that appears on virtually all of his books and hangs prominently in the Brazilian Academy of Letters....
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Dubai Cricket Stadium to become a drone dome

Gulf News 15 Jun 2019
Dubai ... Once they get this licence they must then fly only in permitted areas, a full list of which is available through a DCAA app ... Source ... Mohammad Aziz, founder of Airscope and co-founder of Sanad Academy, a DCAA approved drone licence training provider Image Credit.. Salman Hanif Head of Cricket Business at Dubai Sports City Image Credit. ... ....
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Georgian baywatch: First female lifeguards make a splash for equality

Union Leader 15 Jun 2019
The agency heralded the move as a massive step forward for gender equality in the conservative former Soviet republic, but the group — all under 20-year-old students from Batumi State Maritime Academy — face an uphill battle for recognition. Images of several aspiring female ......
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Cameroonian Girls Defy Prejudice to Pursue Soccer Dreams

News18 14 Jun 2019
... African country's first female soccer academy, set up to foster talent in a country where many still see the sport as a man's game ... (Image ... (Image....
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Meet the real Marcus Edwards: Tottenham starlet lifts lid on tough loan spells and Lionel ...

The Independent 14 Jun 2019
He admits that he was a difficult teenager in the Tottenham academy, and he knows that his loan spell at Norwich City should have gone better ... Icon Sport via Getty Images ... Action Images via Reuters ... Getty Images ... Getty Images ... Getty Images ... Getty Images ... Action Images via Reuters ... Getty Images ... AFP/Getty Images ... AFP/Getty Images ... Getty Images ... Getty Images....
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AWS Community Veterinary Clinic expands, adds new veterinarian

Journal Tribune 14 Jun 2019
Dr. Kate Gollon has joined the Animal Welfare Society in Kennebunk as a staff veterinarian. COUTREYS PHOTO. KENNEBUNK — The Animal Welfare Society in Kennebunk has welcomed new staff veterinarian Dr. Kate Gollon ... Don Sharp, a graduate of Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University and the Academy of Veterinary Imaging in Texas ... Under Dr ... ....
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Mount Saint Charles Class of 2019

The Valley Breeze 13 Jun 2019
News Image 1. Image 2. Salutatorian Alicia Bergeron, of Douglas, Mass., from left, valedictorian Andrew Goyette, of Smithfield, and mistress of ceremonies Nikki Velletri, of Blackstone, file into the gym for the start of the Mount Saint Charles Academy graduation ceremony ... Image 1 style. large Image 2 style. large Image 3 style. large Image 4 style....
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Arsenal coach banned after calling teenage female referee a ‘little prick’

Metro UK 13 Jun 2019
Arsenal’s academy coach reduced a young female referee to tears (Getty Images). An Arsenal academy coach has been fined and banned by the Football Association after calling a teenage female referee a ‘little prick’ ... ‘How classy, little prick.’ ... Alex Nichols was suspended by Arsenal over the incident (Getty Images) ... Advertisement. Advertisement ... Football....
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California Academy of Sciences Appoints Dr. Scott Sampson as New Executive Director

The Record 13 Jun 2019
The California Academy of Sciences has appointed Scott D ... Following a comprehensive international search, the Academy's Board of Trustees selected Dr ... He will begin his tenure at the Academy on September 3, 2019 ... The Academy is ideally suited to play a pivotal role in this effort.” ... California Academy of Sciences....
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Lions fall short in D-III volleyball finals

The Valley Breeze 13 Jun 2019
Raphael Academy head coach Cory Linhares and knew that if their teams faced each other again in the playoffs, they would have another close battle on their hands ... Sports Image 1 ... Raphael Academy on Monday night in their Division III championship match at Johnson & Wales University ... (Breeze photo by Kayla Panu) Image 1 style. large Image 2 style....
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