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1) French Academy. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...French Academy, (L'Academie francaise), learned society of France. It is one of the five societies of the Institut de France. 1 DevelopmentThe origins of the academy...

2) Academy. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Academy, school founded by Plato near Athens c.387 B.C. It took its name from the garden (named for the hero Academus) in which it was located. Plato's followers...

3) American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, honorary academy of notable American artists, writers, and composers. The National Institute of Arts and Letters,...

4) Royal Academy of Arts. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Royal Academy of Arts, London, the national academy of art of England, founded in 1768 by George III at the instigation of Sir William Chambers and Benjamin West....

5) Academy Awards. The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition. 2002
...Academy Awards Prizes given annually in Hollywood by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for excellence in film performance and production. The symbol...

6) Academy, Plato's. The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition. 2002
...Academy, Plato s A school of philosophy established by Plato in ancient Athens, named after a legendary Greek hero, Hecademus. The Academy continued in operation...

7) Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, established in 1805, incorporated in 1806. It is supported by private endowment. The academy grew out of a proposal...

8) Phillips Academy. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Phillips Academy, at Andover, Mass.; college preparatory boarding and day school; opened 1778, chartered 1780 by Samuel Phillips. Founded for boys, it is the oldest...

9) National Academy of Sciences. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...National Academy of Sciences, a private organization of leading American scientists and engineers devoted to the furtherance of science and its use for the general...

10) Brooklyn Academy of Music. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Brooklyn Academy of Music, performing arts center located in the borough of Brooklyn, N.Y. and popularly known as BAM. Founded in 1859 and opened in 1861, it is the...

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