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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Moore American 08 Apr 2020
Oklahoma Bible Academy senior Luke Wells has accepted an appointment to the U.S. Air Force Academy, after also receiving appointment offers to the U.S. Naval Academy and the U.S. Military Academy at West Point ... Barring any schedule changes due to the coronavirus pandemic, Wells is scheduled to report to the Air Force Academy on June 25....

Greeley-based Flourish Music Academy moves lessons online

The Tribune Greeley 08 Apr 2020
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Korea Times 08 Apr 2020
Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon ordered the shutdown of all room salons, clubs, bars and discos across the city until April 19, Wednesday, after a coronavirus infection was reported at a room salon in the affluent Gangnam district ... On Wednesday, a new case was reported at an academy in Noryangjin where a student was confirmed to have been infected....

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Xinhua 08 Apr 2020
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The Marshall News Messenger 08 Apr 2020
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Korea Times 08 Apr 2020
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The Oklahoman 07 Apr 2020
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Bollywood Life 07 Apr 2020
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Xinhua 07 Apr 2020
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Wahpeton Daily News 07 Apr 2020
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News India Times 07 Apr 2020
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Smell test: US base in South Korea tries new way to sniff out coronavirus

Korea Times 07 Apr 2020
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