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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Lifelong United fan Rashford proud as Red Devils prepare for momentous occasion

AOL 13 Dec 2019
Having grown up looking up to older academy players like Pogba, Lingard and Josh King, he is now among the stars that youngsters idolise – a status underlined by his image on the corridors of United’s academy building along with the likes of Sir Bobby Charlton, David Beckham and Paul Scholes....

Tom Ford On Why NYFW’s Oscars Conflict Is Taking Him Back To LA

Vogue 13 Dec 2019
The designer’s decision to take his show across the coast was born out of the fact that the New York Fashion Week calendar clashes with the Academy Awards. For a man whose brand image leans heavily on Hollywood dressing, it makes sense to follow his celebrity clientele ......

Sokratis Papastathopoulos calls on Arsenal to kick-start Premier League campaign with Man City win

The Independent 13 Dec 2019
AFP/Getty Images ... Getty Images ... Arsenal FC via Getty Images ... AFP/Getty Images ... Bongarts/Getty Images ... Getty Images ... AFP/Getty Images ... Getty Images ... The ex-Arsenal academy prospect netted five goals in a game against Vitesse earlier this month, and is one of the Netherlands biggest emerging talents. AFP/Getty Images ... AFP/Getty Images ... AFP/Getty Images....

James Corden looks extremely different on set of new Netflix musical The Prom

The Independent 13 Dec 2019
The actor spent 200 hours in make-up over the shoot, hoping to emulate the wartime Prime Minister – time well spent, as the Academy awarded the Oldman a best actor Oscar ... Academy Award-winning makeup artist Mark Coulier gave her a “fake penis and balls” at Swinton’s request ... Getty Images ... Getty Images....

Ghost Imaging Speeds Up Super-Resolution Microscopy

Odessa American 12 Dec 2019
Zhongyang Wang, Chinese Academy of Sciences ... In Optica, The Optical Society's ( OSA ) journal for high impact research, investigators from the Chinese Academy of Sciences describe how they used the unconventional imaging approach known as ghost imaging to enhance the imaging speed of nanoscopy ... Combining techniques for faster imaging....

Grammys Pledge More Diversity Under New Leadership

National Public Radio 12 Dec 2019
A task force on diversity and inclusivity led by Time's Up executive Tina Tchen made sweeping recommendations that could transform the Recording Academy. (Image credit. Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images) .......

Don’t Miss It When Denver East Graduate Phillip Bailey Is Honored At Kennedy Center Honors ...

CBS News 12 Dec 2019
– The 42nd annual Kennedy Center Honors airs on CBS4 on Sunday (7 p.m.), and among this year’s honorees is the first African American band to receive this honor. Earth, Wind and Fire ... (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for The Recording Academy) ... Philip Bailey, Larry Dunn and Andrew Woolfolk ... (credit. Adam Berry/Getty Images) ... .......

Baker selected president of Nashville Bar Association

The Nashville Ledger 12 Dec 2019
Daniel Gochberg, Ph.D., and Wellington Pham, Ph.D., both faculty members in Vanderbilt’s department of radiology and radiological sciences, received 2019 Distinguished Investigator Awards from the Academy for Radiology and Biomedical Imaging Research ... military academy appointments....

Adam Sandler’s starring role in Uncut Gems almost didn’t happen

Vox 12 Dec 2019
Adam Sandler plays jeweler Howard Ratner in Uncut Gems . But he almost didn’t. A24 ... Uncut Gems is a feature-length panic attack, in the best way ... It was a two-hander ... Mark Sagliocco/Getty Images for The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Benny Safdie, Kevin Garnett, Adam Sandler, and Josh Safdie at a screening of Uncut Gems in December 2019 ... ....

Cinema society offers discount on membership

The Star Democrat 11 Dec 2019
Based on Aldous Huxley’s novel “The Devils of Loudon,” Ken Russell’s movie is a tale of the forbidden, obsessive, unrequited love of a nun (Academy Award and Golden Globe winner Vanessa Redgrave) for an unconventional priest (BAFTA Award nominee Oliver Reed), set against a backdrop of religious intrigue in 17th-century France....

Lussier treks ‘across town’ to Brown

The Valley Breeze 10 Dec 2019
NORTH PROVIDENCE – In his three seasons as the starting quarterback of the La Salle Academy football team, Nate Lussier attracted a strong fan base that not only included his family members and friends, but also the school’s faithful gathering that was known as the “Beehive” and packed Cimini Stadium for the Rams’ home games ... Sports Image 1....

Golden Globes 2020 nominations: Netflix dominates

Gulf News 10 Dec 2019
Image Credit ... Image Credit ... Image Credit ... Image Credit ... Image Credit ... Several possible Academy Awards favourites weren’t eligible in the Globes’ top categories ... The Globes, with 87 voting members, differ wildly from the Academy Awards, which are decided by 9,000 industry professionals....

BTS’s Jungkook forwarded to prosecution in car accident case

Metro UK 10 Dec 2019
Jungkook was involved in a minor crash (Picture. Steve Ferdman/Getty Images for Elvis Duran). BTS star Jungkook has been forwarded to the prosecution for his involvement in a car crash ... Jungkook is the maknae of BTS (Picture. John Shearer/Getty Images for The Recording Academy). A spokesperson said ... Advertisement. Advertisement ... BTS ... The agency continued ... ....

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