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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Straits Times 03 Dec 2020
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Gulf Daily News 03 Dec 2020
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The Times & Democrat 03 Dec 2020
FROM LOCAL REPORTS ... Holly Hill Academy 71 ... WALTERBORO — Ethan Stokes scored 22 points to lead Holly Hill Academy to a 71-49 road win at Colleton Prep on Tuesday ... Holly Hill Academy plays at Calhoun Academy on Monday at 7.30 p.m ... The Indians return to action on Friday at Wilson Hall in the Baron Classic, facing Carolina Academy at 5.30 p.m....

Elliot Page to continue role on ‘The Umbrella Academy’ after coming out as trans

The News International 03 Dec 2020
... on ‘The Umbrella Academy’ after coming out as trans ... According to a report by Variety, the Academy Award-winning actor who is featured in the starring role on the show will return following his transgender disclosure....

Cybersecurity challenges rise for enterprises

China Daily 03 Dec 2020
According to a report released by the China Academy of ... It is estimated that in 2020, the total number of jobs driven by the industrial internet will reach 28.11 million in China, up from 26.79 million in 2019, according to a report from the China Academy of Industrial Internet....

Africa strains seen growing, report finds

China Daily 03 Dec 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has severely affected Africa's economy and is likely to exacerbate its internal economic problems such as the "low growth, high debt" dilemma if proper measures are not taken, a report by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences said. The Annual Report on ......

‘Burdensome practices’ bog down work at labs

Albuquerque Journal 03 Dec 2020
Woodard was part of a panel of experts from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine and the National Academy of Public Administration tasked by Congress in 2016 to review what progress has been made since the Augustine-Mies report was published and make recommendations for improvements....

NDAA would add three conditions to VA list of illnesses caused by Agent Orange

Stars and Stripes 03 Dec 2020
In 2018, researchers with the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine determined there was “suggestive” evidence linking Agent Orange exposure to hypothyroidism. A 2016 report from the academies determined that there was “limited” or “suggestive” evidence linking Agent Orange to bladder cancer....

Spanish minister condemns far-right chats of ex-military men

Beaumont Enterprise 03 Dec 2020
They reportedly were sent by members of the General Air Force Academy class that started training in 1963, when Franco still ruled the country ... to either put the head of state in a complicated situation or are trying to tarnish the name of the Armed Forces," she told reporters....

China's elderly care market boosts rapid industrial development

People Daily 03 Dec 2020
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Fear inside

Rutland Herald 03 Dec 2020
17, there were 13,657 new coronavirus infections reported across the state and federal prison systems, according to the Marshall Project, which has tracked these numbers since March ... The report by the National Academies outlines best practices for reducing the incarcerated population, broken down into short-term and longer-term solutions....

NKHS going fully remote following coronavirus spike

The Kingstown Independent 03 Dec 2020
In particular, the decision came after the district believes it had its first case of an in-school transmission reported Monday ... All but Davisville Academy and Quidnessett Elementary have had reported student cases since the start of the school year on Sept ... reported in Week 47....

Lawmakers approve police accountability bill

The Salem News 03 Dec 2020
The commission would serve as the civil enforcement agency to certify, restrict, revoke, or suspend certification for officers, agencies and academies. It would also be able to refer cases for criminal prosecution and report annually to the Legislature, governor and the attorney general....

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