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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Tilling for Answers

Indian Express 17 Oct 2019
“We wanted to understand the issues and lend our support,” says Tagra. The Gurugram-based artists spent two days with the farmers at Ramlila Maidan ... Advertising. For several years, now the duo has been researching on the ground, interacting with the Baru Sahib Academy that interviewed families of farmers who committed suicide in Punjab ... Advertising ... ....

‘Frankenstein’ story is part of graveyard lantern tours

Middletown Press 16 Oct 2019
CLINTON — During its special Halloween event, Kidz Konnection Shoreline Theater Academy's Advanced Actors will present an interactive lantern tour through the historic arts district of Clinton that follows the story of Frankenstein ... creation in this hour-long interactive play....

Second edition of China-South Asia Literature Forum opens up in Kathmandu

Xinhua 16 Oct 2019
The five-day event, organized by Nepal Academy, was inaugurated by Nepali Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli amid a special function attended by scholars, experts and literary figures of China and South Asian countries ... Ganga Prasad Uprety, Chancellor of Nepal Academy, said that Asia can be a center of global intellectual and cultural regime....

26 Charlotte area high schools kick off Chick-fil-A Leader Academy™

Independent Tribune 15 Oct 2019
CHARLOTTE – Chick-fil-A Leader Academy, a national high school leadership program, is kicking off for the 2019-2020 academic year in more than 1,050 high schools nationwide, including 26 high schools in Charlotte and 67 in North Carolina ... Learn more about Chick-fil-A Leader Academy at

Republic Airways Continues Investments in Workforce Development With Junior Achievement Partnership

The Oneida Daily Dispatch 15 Oct 2019
9, 2019, Republic Airways and Junior Achievement of Central Indiana hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a Republic Airways and LIFT Academy Hangar in BizTown, a work-readiness interactive experience in Indianapolis for 10,000 central Indiana grade school students who pass through its doors each year....

Prince William, Kate Middleton arrive in Pakistan to a warm welcome

The News International 14 Oct 2019
The royal pair will arriving in Lahore on October 16 where they will be expected to visit SOS Village, Aitchison College, Shaukhat Khanam Memorial Hospital, Badshahi Mosque, Minar-e-Pakistan and National Cricket Academy.  ... Minar-e-Pakistan and National Cricket Academy....

Q&A: ‘Joker,’ ‘Irishman’ producer plays Blues Alley in Georgetown

Wtop 09 Oct 2019
Marty had never worked with Pacino before, so bringing him on board to work with Pesci, DeNiro, Harvey Keitel and Ray Romano — that’s quite a cast! … It was very interesting and also a lot of fun to see Bob interact with Joe, then the newcomer Pacino interact with Joe and Bob, then Keitel come into the picture....

Dana Expands Training Academy with New Content for Spicer� Drive Axles

The Record 08 Oct 2019
DAN) today announced the expansion of its training academy, which will now include two new modules covering component identification, maintenance, and lubrication for Spicer� drive axles ... Dana's training academy is a learning management system that helps users better understand the company's products through interactive slideshows and videos....


Omaha World-Herald 08 Oct 2019
The Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts announces that Base Element has received three Silver W³ Awards in 2019 for its work for "The 'Anama Concept" ... The W³ is sanctioned and judged by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts (AIVA)....

Here's how EA's move to the Creative Village may affect UCF

Business Journal 08 Oct 2019
The firm previously helped the university establish the Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy in 2004 ... ....

Bairstow inspires young cricketers at ICC Academy

Gulf News 05 Oct 2019
England wicketkeeper-batsman Jonny Bairstow inspired the budding cricketers at the Dubai Sports City’s International Cricket Council Academy (ICCA). He interacted with the youngsters as well as coaches at the indoor cricket centre and even conducted coaching sessions for children from different schools and ICCA Warriors participants....

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