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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Midshipman and former Navy football player Myles James died of accidental fentanyl toxicity, autopsy finds

Carroll County Times 21 Oct 2021
Midshipman 1st Class Michael Myles James, 22, a former football player at the Naval Academy, died of accidental fentanyl toxicity, according to an autopsy report from the Paulding County Coroner’s Office in Georgia ... Elizabeth Wrightson, a spokesperson for the Naval Academy, declined to comment on James’ autopsy report Wednesday....

Yogi Babu's 'Mandela' makes it to the shortlist of films for India's entry to the Academy Awards

The Times of India 21 Oct 2021
Now, the latest report is that Yogi Babu's 'Mandela' has been shortlisted to the list of 14 for India's entry to the Academy Awards ... Popular filmmaker Shaji N Karun is the Chairman of the jury who will select India's final entry to the Academy Awards for the category Best ......

High Schools: Schalmont boys beat Voorheesville in first round of Section II Class B soccer tournament

The Daily Gazette 21 Oct 2021
Harry Haworth had three goals and an assist, Finn Conway had two goals and an assists and Sa Kler Moo added two goals as Albany Academy defeated Mohonasen 8-1 ... Ballston Spa, not reported ... Not reported ... Not reported ... Columbia, not reported. CBA, not reported ... ALBANY ACADEMY 8, ... Not reported ... Albany Academy scoring ... Albany Academy, not reported ... Not reported....

Historic Philadelphia music program teaches young students virtually

CBS News 21 Oct 2021
The 90 students at the All City Orchestra Summer Academy have found a way to keep practicing, despite the quarantine. Jim Axelrod reports ... ....

2 Florida teachers accused of entering wrong apartment, shooting resident

WPXI 21 Oct 2021
VERO BEACH, Fla ... >> Read more trending news ... Neither man had a criminal history, according to WPEC ... Cohen taught at Indian River Academy in Vero Beach, while Hallback was a teacher at Sebastian Elementary School, reported ... 10 walking into the wrong apartment, WPEC reported ... Both men were fired as teachers, reported....

OLMA girls soccer shuts out Wildwood Catholic: Roundup

Atlantic City 20 Oct 2021
Press staff reports. The Our Lady of Mercy Academy soccer team improved to 6-5-1 on the season with a 2-0 win over Wildwood Catholic Academy on Tuesday ... Elizabeth Giamboy make four saves in the shutout ... Lower Cape May Reg ... Boys soccer. Life Center Academy 2, Cumberland Regional 2 ... Pinelands Regional 9, Pilgrim Academy 1 ... Pilgrim Academy dropped to 4-3 ... No....

Grand Forks County Commission moves to commit $400,000 to career-tech center, $1 million to correction center

Grand Forks Herald 20 Oct 2021
The commission motioned to approve allocating $400,000 to the academy, which backers hope will ease workforce shortages in the county and region. As reported previously by the Herald, the academy would be something like a trade school, helping steer students students and adult learners toward careers that are needed by local employers....

High school girls’ volleyball: Southern Section wild-card results

The Los Angeles Times 20 Oct 2021
GIRLS’ VOLLEYBALL. SOUTHERN SECTION. DIVISION 4. Wild-card matches, Tuesday Advertisement. Westridge d ... 25-19. 25-20 ... Duarte, 3 games to 0 (scores not reported) ... Inglewood, 3 games to 0 (scores not reported) ... St. Mary’s Academy, 3 games to 2 (scores not reported) ... Monica Academy d ... Mesrobian, 3 games to 1 (scores not reported) ... Academy of Academic Excellence d....

State: Guilford County elementary school has new COVID-19 outbreak

News & Record 20 Oct 2021
GREENSBORO — A new cluster of COVID-19 cases has been found at a Guilford County elementary school and additional cases were reported at a charter school, according to state health officials this week ... The state's report, released Tuesday, also showed an increase in cases at Revolution Academy Charter School in Summerfield....

Rocks brought by Chinese space mission reveal secrets of lunar history – 10/19/2021 – Science

Swords Today 20 Oct 2021
... Academy of Sciences said in a statement ... “How did the moon sustain volcanic activity for so long? The moon is small and the heat must dissipate quickly, at least that’s what we think,” Li Xianhua, a researcher at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, told reporters....

DPRK test-fires submarine-launched ballistic missile

Sina 20 Oct 2021
... (SLBM) on Tuesday, the official Korean Central News Agency reported on Wednesday. The report said the test-launch was conducted by the DPRK's Academy of Defence Science on Tuesday morning....

High schools: Amsterdam tops Troy in Class A girls’ soccer

The Daily Gazette 20 Oct 2021
Fort Plain defeated Mekeel Christian Academy 2-1 Tuesday in a Section II Class C boys’ soccer tournament play-in game ... Gavin Richards also scored for Fort Plain, while Luke Kniese contributed Mekeel Christian Academy’s goal ... Mekeel Christian Academy won 25-12, 23-25, 26-24, 25-21 against Duanesburg ... Mekeel Christian Academy, not reported, 7 saves....