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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Ghana Web 23 Apr 2021
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The Advocate 23 Apr 2021
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Henexson, Stjernstrom power HA boys soccer win

Dothan Eagle 22 Apr 2021
Staff Reports. Houston Academy goalkeeper Liam Stjernstrom earned a key save on a breakaway and Conner Henexson scored seconds later off an assist from Eli Sanera to help HA take a 2-1 double overtime win over Trinity in high school boys soccer action Wednesday in Montgomery ... Trinity 5, Houston Academy 0....

Final Alabama Sports Writers Association high school baseball rankings of the 2021 season

The Gadsden Times 22 Apr 2021
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Cape Cod Times 22 Apr 2021
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The Hollywood Reporter 22 Apr 2021
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Info News 22 Apr 2021
Interior Health has ordered Flow Academy in Kelowna to close for being a public health risk by operating in contravention to public health orders. Interior Health issued an order April 20 to the owner of Flow Academy and to Tonya Aguiar for "risk of causing a health hazard," in contravention of the Public Health Act....

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The Gadsden Times 22 Apr 2021
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The Grand Island Independent 22 Apr 2021
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The Daily Mail 22 Apr 2021
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The Atlantic 22 Apr 2021
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India TV 22 Apr 2021
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