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.

Latest News for: Academy interactive

Edit

Angleton ISD teachers rewarded for Reading Academy

The Facts 25 Jun 2022
ANGLETON — Elementary school teachers were rewarded for their completion of a 12-month Reading Academy with the offer of a $500 stipend after finishing ... The district recognized early on the additional time and effort teachers would have to put in for reading academies, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum Adam Stephens said....
Edit

Young Chefs Academy of Charleston

The Post and Courier 24 Jun 2022
Young Chefs Academy offers our ALL-INCLUSIVE party packages where you supply the chefs and we supply the rest! Packages start at $375 ... Young Chefs Academy of ......
Edit

BASF’s TECH Academy introduces high school students to technology careers

Donaldsonville Chief 24 Jun 2022
TECH Academy encourages students to learn more about technical and craft careers through experiments, demonstrations, field trips and interactions with industry professionals ... “TECH Academy was a great experience,” said Jaydon Roy, a student at East Ascension High School who attended TECH Academy....
Edit

Heroes and Villains: The Art of the Disney Costume opens at The Henry Ford

Press & Guide 24 Jun 2022
Patrons of the Henry Ford will be Enchanted as they enter the new traveling exhibit hosted at the museum now through the end of the year. “Heroes and Villains ... (Dave Herndon – MediaNews Group) ... Academy and Emmy Award winners are among the offerings. There will be interactive displays as well as photo opportunities throughout the exhibit ... of....
Edit

Remastered Blade Runner adventure available now on PC and consoles

Polygon 23 Jun 2022
Image. Nightdive Studios. 1997’s landmark work gets a proper update for modern hardware And just like that, Blade Runner. Enhanced Edition has launched ... Blade Runner won Best Adventure Game of 1998 from the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences, and was likewise the best adventure game of the year for both PC Gamer and Computer Gaming World .......
Edit

Around Town: July 2022

Waco Tribune-Herald 23 Jun 2022
to 3.30 p.m ... One special part of the day will be interactive play/ learning experiences at OctoNation’s Octopus Academy booth, where kids will learn octopus superpowers (aka adaptations), get an Octopus Academy badge and a stamp once they have completed each superhero activity. Once all activities are completed they have joined Octopus Academy ... Dr....
Edit

Iconic Disney film dresses, more, go on exhibit at the Henry Ford

Mount Pleasant Morning Sun 22 Jun 2022
... as well as the TV seriesOnce Upon a Time.” Academy and Emmy Award winners are among the offerings. There will be interactive displays as well as photo opportunities throughout the exhibit.”Heroes and Villains” will be at the Henry Ford through January 1....
Edit

Tsinghua arts & design academy graduation show opens online

China.dot.org 21 Jun 2022
The 2022 Online Graduation Exhibition of the Academy of Arts & Design, Tsinghua University (AADTHU) officially opened on June 13 with more than 2,300 works by over 450 undergraduates and postgraduates going on virtual display ... The academy originally planned to stage the ......
Edit

Melting Arctic ice could transform international shipping routes, study finds

Phys Dot Org 20 Jun 2022
The study was published on Monday, June 6, in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences ... Explore further ... More information. The interaction of ice and law in Arctic marine accessibility, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (2022). doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2202720119 Journal information. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences....
Edit

Gene interaction that contributes to rice heat tolerance identified

Phys Dot Org 16 Jun 2022
There may be hardier crops on the horizon, though, with the help of a molecular map that details the specific gene interactions that control how tolerant rice is to heat ... The thermal tolerance of rice is a quantitative trait that results from how multiple genes interact, as well as input from the environment ... Provided by Chinese Academy of Sciences....
Edit

Looking to Change the World? Greensboro Academy Students are Happy to Provide Suggestions

Victoria Advocate 16 Jun 2022
GREENSBORO, N.C., June 16, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- There's no debate that our world could use a little change, and the students at Greensboro Academy weren't shy about sharing their ideas in the form of art for a contest held by the school's booster program ... Students at Greensboro Academy are taught with an emphasis on moral focus each school day....
Edit

2022 Chickasaw STEM day camp application deadline extended to June 17

The Duncan Banner 16 Jun 2022
The Chickasaw Nation is accepting applications for 2022 Chickasaw STEM youth camps and academies ... Camps and academies are offered at no charge to participants. “The Chickasaw STEM Academy ... “Our camps and academies are a unique way of introducing youth to fun and interactive topics....

Most Viewed

A man cleans up rubble after an earthquake in Gayan village, in Paktika province, Afghanistan, Friday, June 24, 2022
AP / Ebrahim Nooroozi

Afghan quake misery intensifies

Serena Williams of the United States returns the ball during her quarterfinal doubles tennis match with Ons Jabeur of Tunisia against Shuko Aoyama of Japan and Hao-Ching of Taiwan at the Eastbourne International tennis tournament in Eastbourne, England, Wednesday, June 22, 2022
AP / Kirsty Wigglesworth

'I didn't know how I'd come back,' says Serena

Urdu Point | 25 Jun 2022
×