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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The academy is riddled with contradictions

Mail Guardian South Africa 18 Jul 2019
From where I was sitting, it felt as if the academy was the land of milk and honey ... My challenge is in grappling with how the modelling of space from their perspective — or, more precisely, the perspective they delivered — made the academy into this image of the perfect place to be in, whereas for me it has never been that....

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Billboard 18 Jul 2019
Otherwise, Portnow, 71, is taking care of academy business before he "turns the keys over" to his successor, Deborah Dugan, who officially replaces him on Aug ... But he also transformed the academy, which now has more than $100 million in net assets ... Michael Kovac/Getty Images for The Recording Academy....

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Belfast Telegraph 18 Jul 2019
A portrait of Charles Dickens which had been missing for 174 years has been given a permanent home in the place where he penned some of his most famous novels. The miniature shows Dickens aged 31, when he was writing A Christmas Carol ... The portrait was exhibited at the 1844 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition and became the defining image of Dickens ... ....

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Yahoo Daily News 18 Jul 2019
Reuters ... Morata played in Atletico's youth program before joining Real Madrid's academy in 2008 ... Image courtesy ... Image courtesy ... File image of Adrien Rabiot ... File image of Adrien Rabiot ... Action Images via Reuters/Matthew Childs ... Action Images via Reuters/Matthew Childs. James, a Swansea City academy graduate, has signed a five-year contract with United ... ....

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The Independent 17 Jul 2019
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Kieran Trippier: Atletico Madrid announce signing of Tottenham right-back

The Independent 17 Jul 2019
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Frank Lampard urges Callum Hudson-Odoi to sign new Chelsea contract

Metro UK 16 Jul 2019
Frank Lampard wants Callum Hudson-Odoi to sign a new deal with Chelsea (Getty Images) ... Both Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Mason Mount have signed new contracts with Chelsea this month ... Callum Hudson-Odoi is wanted by Bayern Munich (Getty Images). ‘He’s a player who’s come through the academy, he’s a player who can be a big player for Chelsea and England ... ....

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CBS News 16 Jul 2019
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Newsweek 16 Jul 2019
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IFL Science 15 Jul 2019
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Arkansas Online 15 Jul 2019
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Gulf News 14 Jul 2019
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