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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Lacking state funding, Klein ISD cancels plans to launch virtual academy in 2021-22

Community Impact Newspaper 16 Jun 2021
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San Diego TV journalist Jesse Macias, one of the first Latinos on local news, dies

The Los Angeles Times 16 Jun 2021
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Ronaldinho plans to launch football academy in Dubai

The Siasat Daily 16 Jun 2021
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Scientists report efficient use of waste paper for cellulase production by Trichoderma longiflorum

Phys Dot Org 16 Jun 2021
Researchers at the Institute of Modern Physics (IMP) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) have recently found that waste paper could be efficiently used for enzyme production by Trichoderma longiflorum ... Provided by Chinese Academy of Sciences ... Scientists report efficient use of ......

Smartphone shipments in China slump by 30.8pc to 22.6m in May

Hong Kong Standard 16 Jun 2021
... in May, the China Academy of Information and Communications (CAICT) reported on Wednesday, Reuters reports....

Shanghai Disney celebrates fifth birthday

China Daily 16 Jun 2021
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High school basketball: Southern California Regional results and updated pairings

The Los Angeles Times 16 Jun 2021
OPEN DIVISION ... Ribet Academy 68, San Diego County San Marcos 60 Advertisement ... St ... #5 Ribet Academy at #1 Westchester Advertisement ... Orangewood Academy 72, Carlsbad 54 ... #8 Lynwood at #4 Orangewood Academy ... Eisenhower 64, Orcutt Academy 52 ... Escondido Classical Academy def. Avalon, score not reported ... #3 Escondido Classical Academy at #2 Trinity Classical....

Family of Miracle JHS girl requests for second autopsy

Ghana Web 16 Jun 2021
The family of Leticia Kyere Pinaman, the deceased pupil of Miracle Educational Academy Junior High School, has rejected the pathologist report surrounding her death. According to the family, they are not satisfied with the outcome of the autopsy report from the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital so they will be seeking a second opinion ... ....

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Times Free Press 16 Jun 2021
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Smartphone shipments in China slump 30.8% yoy in May - CAICT

Canada Dot Com 16 Jun 2021
... million handsets in May, the China Academy of Information and Communications (CAICT) reported on Wednesday....

Enterprise martial arts students win big at karate tournament

Dothan Eagle 16 Jun 2021
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Quantum-nonlocality at all speeds

Phys Dot Org 16 Jun 2021
Now, researchers from the University of Vienna, the Austrian Academy of Sciences and the Perimeter Institute report in the latest issue of Physical Review Letters that nonlocality is a universal property of the world, regardless of how and at what speed quantum particles move....

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