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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Health Briefs for the week

South Bend Tribune 24 Apr 2024
Classes. SOUTH BEND — Alzheimer’s and Dementia Services of Northern Indiana will offer the free class “Traveling with Dementia” from 10 to 11 a.m. April 29 in the Care Partner Academy. Patty Piechocki, director of the Institute for Excellence in Memory Care, will lead this live/interactive web session. Participants can connect through their computer....

How light can vaporize water without the need for heat

Phys Dot Org 23 Apr 2024
And it peaks in green light—which, oddly, is the color for which water is most transparent and thus interacts the least ... Visible light interaction with air–water interface, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (2024) ... Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences....

Odisha: Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan interacts with Agniveer aspirants in Sambalpur

Beijing News 20 Apr 2024
Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan interacted with Agniveer aspirants on Saturday at the Veer Surendra Sai (VSS) Defence Training Academy in Sambalpur. Pradhan, who is also the BJP candidate from the Sambalpur Lok Sabha seat, said that there is excitement among the girls in the academy to join the armed forces....

Full STEAM ahead: Frenship teacher helps create outreach program featured at Star Wars Celebration Europe

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal 19 Apr 2024
The Droidbuilders STEAM Academy ... Schunke, along with the other members of the STEAM Academy, held two classes at Celebration that allowed children of all ages to participate in fun, interactive Star Wars activities that focused on coding and electronics while learning STEAM skills....

Go + Do events for April 19-22

The Tribune Greeley 19 Apr 2024
Friday. Baby Animal Days. 10 a.m., Centennial Village Museum, 1475 A St., Greeley. Celebrate spring at Centennial Village Museum ... These interactive enrichment experiences for elementary kids are ideal for home-schoolers, on-line academy youth and Frontier Academy students as well as other interested kids who are available on Friday afternoons ... Saturday....

Go + Do events for April 17-19

The Tribune Greeley 17 Apr 2024
Wednesday. Playdate Cafe. 10 a.m., Farr Regional Library, 1939 61st Ave., Greeley. Children learn and grow through play ... Ages 0-4 ... $20 ... Free ... These interactive enrichment experiences for elementary kids are ideal for home-schoolers, on-line academy youth and Frontier Academy students as well as other interested kids who are available on Friday afternoons....

Idyllwild art student to turn heads with interactive art installation

Desert Sun 13 Apr 2024 arts student from Idyllwild Arts Academy to unveil interactive community installation in May ... student from Idyllwild Arts Academy — will unveil her interactive art installation at a community event at the school's campus on Saturday, May 11....

Charges dropped against student accused of attacking 4 PPS staff members

WPXI 11 Apr 2024
PITTSBURGH — A former Pittsburgh Public Schools student, accused of attacking four staff members, is no longer facing criminal charges ... Qvawn Rembert-Leonard, 18, was charged in February with four counts of aggravated assault after an alleged violent interaction with staff members at his school, Oliver Citywide Academy Satellite at Greenway ... ....

Real Madrid World opens at Dubai Parks and Resorts

Emirates 24/7 09 Apr 2024
Champions Avenue, Celebration Plaza and Stars Avenue ... It takes visitors through the past, present and future of the club with interactive experiences. Additionally, Real Madrid Foundation Academy UAE hopes to train future generations of players ... The park also offers 15 daily shows, from interactive freestyle football to cast-led performances....

Empowering Tomorrow’s Leaders: Inside the Disney Dreamers Academy 2024

The Source 07 Apr 2024
Disney Dreamers Academy 2024 ... The magic of dreams coming true unfolded at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida as the Disney Dreamers Academy kicked off its transformative five-day program for high school students from across the nation ... Day two of the Disney Dreamers Academy continued to spark creativity and curiosity among participants....

Business Notes for April 7, 2024

The Gazette Cedar Rapids 07 Apr 2024
New hires. Diana Binti Habimana and Leslie Berger have joined Skogman Realty as Realtors ... Promotions ... Kudos. Amy Belice, of Amy Belice Graphic Design and Agile Aquatic, recently was honored with membership in the Academy of Interactive & Visual Arts,, and served as a juror for the Communicator awards this year ... Other news ... to 5 p.m ... U.S. Sen ... ....

PM may meet Crown Prince during Saudi visit

The News International 06 Apr 2024
“I am happy to meet the cute children came from various institutions including SOS and Hassan Academy,” he said, adding that the children were the chief guests while he was their host.During his interaction with the children, the prime minister said he found them very intelligent ......

Go + Do events for April 5-7

The Tribune Greeley 05 Apr 2024
Friday. Common Grounds. 7.30 a.m., The Greeley Area Chamber of Commerce, 902 7th Ave., Greeley ... UFO Group ... These interactive, enrichment experiences for elementary kids are ideal for home-schoolers, online academy youth and Frontier Academy students as well as other interested kids who are available on Friday afternoons ... .......