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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The Times & Democrat 24 Oct 2020
FROM LOCAL REPORTS ... Northwood Academy 13 ... Calhoun Academy 33. Thomas Sumter Academy 6. DALZELL - Calhoun Academy won 33-6 at Thomas Sumter Academy on Friday, securing the Cavaliers a spot in state playoffs ... against Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach for a shot at being a 3rd seed in playoffs ... Holly Hill Academy 54. Cathedral Academy 0....

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The Times of India 24 Oct 2020
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Inde Online 23 Oct 2020
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The Post and Courier 23 Oct 2020
The 26 Aiken County public and private schools that have reported COVID-19 cases this year are.Aiken High (five students, <5 ... Barnwell County private school Jefferson Davis Academy has reported 15 student cases and fewer than five faculty cases since the school year began....

Coronavirus: Army-Navy football game to be held at West Point for first time since 1943

WPXI 23 Oct 2020
Military Academy, the Capital Gazette reported ... During World War II, two Army-Navy games were held on the academy campuses. The Naval Academy hosted the 1942 game in Annapolis, Maryland, while West Point was the site for the 1943 game, according to the Gazette ... The others were the inaugural game in 1890 and also in 1892, CBS Sports reported....

T&D REGION SPORTS: Calhoun Academy JV football tops Thomas Sumter

The Times & Democrat 23 Oct 2020
FROM LOCAL REPORTS. JV FOOTBALL. Calhoun Academy 50. Thomas Sumter 28. Calhoun Academy beat Thomas Sumter 50-28 on Thursday to finish the season with a 6-1 record ... Hunter Thornburg scored on runs of 47, 65, and 14 yards ... Thornburg recovered a fumble ... The Indians will close out their season at home next Thursday hosting Northwood Academy at 6 p.m ... .......

Rome's Larkin leads Knights over Jugglers

Observer Dispatch 23 Oct 2020
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Russia: Authorities Targeting Free Speech at a University

Human Rights 23 Oct 2020
The BBC reported that the Academy declined to comment on the instruction and that at least one other university had said that it had not received such a request ... It singles out the need to report on, among other things, “pro-American groups of influence that can be used by ......

Former Air Force coach Pilipovich joins UNM Lobo hoops

Albuquerque Journal 23 Oct 2020
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China Daily 23 Oct 2020
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Inquisitr 23 Oct 2020
According to a report on Thursday from The Hollywood Reporter ‘s Mia Galuppo, the Academy Award-nominated star of films like Marriage Story, Black Widow and Avengers ... Click here to continue and read more... ....

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ABC7 23 Oct 2020
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