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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44th National Inter-Schools Athletics Championships |20 June 2022

Nation 20 Jun 2022
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Independent online (SA) 17 Jun 2022
The Airbnb Entrepreneurship Academy is a skills development programme for women and youth, in township and rural communities, who are interested in tourism. The Academy gives attendees the skills, practical tools and support that they need, to use technology to access and succeed on the Airbnb platform as tourism entrepreneurs....

44th National Inter-School Athletics Championships All set and ready for tomorrow’s event |17 June 2022

Nation 17 Jun 2022
La Digue primary and Anse Royale secondary retained their silverwares as best schools, while the Seychelles Tourism Academy was the new professional centre champion, dethroning the Seychelles Institute of Technology ... In the professional centres category, the Seychelles Tourism ......

Jessy Joseph first Seychellois to hold Front Office manager position at North Island |17 June 2022

Nation 17 Jun 2022
Seychellois Jessy Joseph has been promoted to Front Office manager at the North Island resort, making it the first time that North Island has seen the localisation of this position ... “Jessy successfully completed her certificate study in F&B, followed by Advanced Certificate in Reception and Operations at the STA (Seychelles Tourism Academy)....

Midshipmen returning to RI for Army-Navy game hosted in Foxboro in 2023

The Providence Journal 15 Jun 2022
Naval Academy are returning to Rhode Island after a 155-year absence ... Instead, the Kraft family that owns Gillette Stadium, where the game will be played, pays the academies to host the event, and the Krafts will cover the convention center's costs.Is this the biggest tourism event in Providence history?....

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