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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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette 15 Jun 2024
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The Patriot Ledger 14 Jun 2024
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Consortium News 14 Jun 2024
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Lai to preside over military anniversary

Taipei Times 13 Jun 2024
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Anadolu Agency 13 Jun 2024
Beijing has invited retired generals from Taiwan to attend centennial celebrations for the Whampoa Military Academy, the island nation’s Veterans Affairs Council Minister Yen De-fa confirmed Thursday ... The academy was founded in 1924, and Beijing will mark its centennial on June 16....

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Bahrain News Agency 13 Jun 2024
... of Al Azhar Council of Senior Scholars, Dr. Naẓīr Muḥammad Muḥammad Naẓīr, Secretary General of the Islamic Research Academy, and Counselor Mohammed Abdulsalam, the Secretary-General of the Council of Muslim Elders....

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St George News 12 Jun 2024
Mayor Nanette Billings told those attending the council meeting that Rafa Academy, LLC had previously been granted a business license on the condition that they receive the proper licensing and permits for a residential youth treatment center, which would be located in the former Diamond Ranch Academy building....

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app 12 Jun 2024
Cruoglio said he expected to present his findings to the council at the June 26 meeting ... A majority of council members voted to reject Rodrick's plan to privatize animal control and hire A-Academy in March, following impassioned pleas by animal control officers and some members of the public to keep animal control in-house....

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Baltimore Sun 12 Jun 2024
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The Daily Mail 12 Jun 2024
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