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It is the mission of the Paideia Institute to increase access to and engagement with the classical humanities across all sectors of society. That core belief requires us to do everything we can to build an environment at the Paideia Institute that is supportive and inclusive for both students and staff. As part of that process and in my capacity as interim Chief Operating Officer (COO), I write to update the Classics community on the ongoing initiatives at Paideia.

  • As a first step I have embarked on a Listening Tour and begun the process of speaking with full-time staff, program…


A Review of “Dangerous Beauty: Medusa in Classical Art”

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Medusa head from a Roman triumphal chariot (1st-2nd c. A.D.). (source)

The advent of the holiday season in New York City brings fantastical decorations, sumptuous shop windows, and delicious sweet treats. But, it is a time of year that also draws crowds on the subway, hordes in the grocery store, and multitudes in museums. Visiting the Metropolitan Museum of Art on a Saturday afternoon I was delighted by the volume of people enjoying the artworks, but rather annoyed I could not inspect closely the fabulous marble head of Alexander on loan from the Pergamon Museum in Berlin, or that my view of a Delacroix painting was marred by a dozen cell…

Henrietta Hakes

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