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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India’s stature has risen globally: Rajnath Singh

The Siasat Daily 07 Dec 2019
Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday arrived at the Indian Military Academy ... Upon his arrival, the Defense Minister met and interacted with officials and cadets at the academy....

Rajnath Singh reviews 142nd passing out parade of IMA

The Siasat Daily 07 Dec 2019
... his arrival at IMA on Friday, the Defense Minister met and interacted with officials and cadets at the academy....

Bakani thana in Jhalawar among best 10 in country

The Times of India 07 Dec 2019
JAIPUR ... “We have been consistently working towards improving quality of interaction between cops and citizens. Several institutions of Rajasthan police like our training academies and colleges are now ranked as one of the best in the country. It is a matter of pride for all of us,” said Rajasthan DGP Bhupendra Singh ... more from times of india cities ... ....

Every Brilliant Thing presented, discussed at WA

Provo Daily Herald 05 Dec 2019
PLEASANT— The Utah Shakespeare Festival production of “Every Brilliant Thing” was recently presented at Wasatch Academy (WA), giving audiences an intimate, uplifting, and life-affirming take on a heavy subject—depression, and suicide ... Wasatch Academy students took part in the interactive play as part of the academy’s residential life curriculum....

Living Well: Choose wisely when shopping for holiday presents for children

Craig Daily Press 05 Dec 2019
The best toys to buy for children this holiday season are those that match their developmental skills and abilities, and encourage the development of new skills, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics ... play, problem-solving, social interactions and physical activity....

Ethos Creative Group Wins Davey Award

Watauga Democrat 04 Dec 2019
In determining the winners, entries are judged on their merits, based on a standard of excellence as determined by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts ... Sanctioned and judged by Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts, the awards are an invitation-only body consisting of ......

More than 350 coaches attend Atlanta Hawks coaching clinic

Henry Herald 04 Dec 2019
ATLANTA – On Tuesday, the Atlanta Hawks Basketball Academy hosted a free Coaches Clinic ... “It was great to have an opportunity to take part in this first-class Coaches Clinic organized by the Atlanta Hawks Basketball Academy,” said Showalter ... Basketball Academy,” said Biancardi....

Parents can help introduce kids to age-appropriate tech

The Philadelphia Tribune 03 Dec 2019
Getting young children acquainted and comfortable with digital devices and their interfaces is essential in today’s tech-driven world ... So, what’s the best way to introduce kids to age-appropriate technology? ... With the device, kids also get a free trial of LeapFrog Academy, an interactive learning program filled with 2,000 games and activities ... .......

R2i Sweeps Up Four More Industry Awards for Digital Excellence

Herald Mail 03 Dec 2019
BALTIMORE, Dec ... The wins include a W3 Award and three Davey Awards, which are both governed by the International Academy of Interactive & Visual Arts. "These awards endorse R2i's ability to help our clients reach their consumers digitally in a more effective and impactful way," said Jennifer Quinlan, R2i CEO ... Media Contact. Hannah Morris ... ....

Get in the holiday spirit at these upcoming Queens events

QNS 03 Dec 2019
BY TAMMY SCILEPPI. Now that the thrill of Black Friday and Cyber Monday has faded, it’s time to relax and let loose ... And don’t forget Kwanzaa! ... When. Friday, Dec. 6, 4 to 8 p.m ... Where ... When ... Where ... Kids can explore the wonder of Santa in the digital age with HGTV’s Santa HQ at Queens Center! This holiday, check out the interactive Elf Academy at Santa HQ ... ....

Blogger Recipe Box Technology Wins Three International Silver Medals

The Wilson Post 02 Dec 2019
NASHVILLE, Tenn., Dec ... "Best User Experience for Mobile". "Best User Interface for Mobile" ... The International Davey Awards is sanctioned and judged by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts (AIVA), an invitation-only body consisting of top-tier professionals from a "Who's Who" of acclaimed media, advertising, and marketing firms ... .......

Anil Kapoor interacts with CISF trainees in Hyderabad, shares pictures

India TV 01 Dec 2019
Veteran actor Anil Kapoor had an interactive session with the trainees of CISF academy NISA in Hyderabad ... fun to interact with the brave men of the #CISF! Thank you for a lovely evening."....

Aamir Khan, Anil Kapoor, Sidharth Malhotra Greet Jawans on BSF Raising Day

News18 01 Dec 2019
... an interactive session with the trainees of CISF academy NISA in Hyderabad....

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