The Paideia Institute Press

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About the Paideia Institute Press

The Paideia Institute Press publishes scholarly and pedagogical books related to the study of Latin and Greek language and literature.  We aim to make our books accessible, both in terms of content and price.  All profits earned from books published with the Paideia press will go to support Paideia's educational programming in Latin and Greek.

Mission Statement

We believe scholarship should balance erudition and accessibility. Our mission at the Paideia Institute Press is to publish works that meet a rigorous scholarly standard while remaining readable and even entertaining; with Cicero we describe them as multis luminibus ingeni, multae tamen artis. We aim to reach new audiences and expand our readers’ knowledge of the Greek and Roman worlds through high-quality, interesting, and accessible works.

Our Books 

Our books are available for purchase on Amazon and through our online store. Click on the links below to purchase your copy of each title!

 

The Pig War. By John Placentius. Edited and translated by Michael Fontaine. Illustrated by David Beck

$20.00 (Hardback)

Order now! Copies will be available in late December 2019.

The Pig War is the first modern critical edition of John Placentius's timeless fairytale of privilege and oppression, edited and translated by Michael Fontaine and illustrated by David Beck. The poem, first published in 1530 as Pugna Porcorum, is a satirical Latin epic telling of a conflict between the corrupt hogs, who are hogging all the privileges, and the disgruntled piglets, who want in on them. In his afterword, Fontaine explores the poem’s possible influence on Orwell’s Animal Farm.

All profits from the sale of this book will go to benefit the Reginald Foster Scholarship Fund, with a directive to promote diversity, access and inclusion at the Paideia Institute.

Elementa. Teaching Literacy With Latin

Available now! 

Elementa is a suite of products coming in various formats and prices.

The Elementa curriculum offers elementary and middle schools the opportunity to incorporate Latin into literacy instruction. Active learning materials and scripted lessons make the Elementa curriculum fun, engaging, and simple to use. Through Elementa, you can teach the basics of Latin grammar and vocabulary in such a way that Latin provides students with the tools to improve their mastery of English and Spanish (and other languages!), but an equally crucial goal of the curriculum is to expose students to Roman culture and inspire their curiosity for the ancient world at large. Elementa can be used by teachers of all backgrounds regardless of their previous experience with Latin.

The Elementa textbook is also available for purchase on Amazon.

Ora et Labora. Poems by N.C. Germanacos

$20.00 (Hardback)

In the author's words, "The poems are the distillation of a lifetime of moving from country to country, home to home, language to language; of teaching, reading, writing, translating, and farming the intractable earth of Crete. They are in the dramatic and narrative modes, philosophical, historical, satirical, elegiac. The Collection includes poems on love, loss, and death. They are my offering at the altar of the Unknown God on the Acropolis of Athens."

All profits from the sale of this book will go to benefit the Reginald Foster Scholarship Fund.

John Milton's The Book of Elegies - Translated by A.M. Juster

$14.99 (Paperback)

$9.99 (Kindle)

Emily Wilson,  the noted translator of The Odyssey, has written that "A.M. Juster’s translation of Milton’s elegiac verse, rendered in elegant English elegiacs, provides Latin-less readers with a readable, accurate, metrical rendering of this important and undeservedly neglected set of poems, accompanied by useful notes and introduction... Juster makes the young Milton live again, in a fresh and contemporary idiom.”

All profits from the sale of this book will go to benefit the Reginald Foster Scholarship Fund. Also available for purchase on Amazon.

Quasi Labor Intus: Ambiguity in Latin Literature. Papers in Honor of Fr. Reginald Foster, O.C.D. By Michael Fontaine, Charles McNamara, and William Short

$14.99 (Paperback)

$9.99 (Kindle)

For forty years, American priest and friar Reginald Foster, O.C.D., worked in the Latin Letters office of the Roman Curia’s Secretary of State in Vatican City. His annual summer Latin course attracted advanced students and professors from around the globe. This volume gathers contributions from some of his many students in honor of his enduring influence and achievements.

All profits from the sale of this book will go to benefit the Reginald Foster Scholarship Fund. Also available for purchase on Amazon.

The Shortcut to Scholastic Latin. By Dylan Schrader

$14.99 (Paperback)

$9.99 (Kindle)

The Shortcut to Scholastic Latin is Dylan Schrader's concise guide to the Latin language and style used by medieval philosophers. Cornell professor and former Papal Latinist Daniel Gallagher has written that "The world of Latin has needed Father Schrader’s book for a long time. There is simply nothing like it. I have been introducing students of classical Latin to scholastic Latin for years, and the absence of a reliable, succinct manual on scholastic style has been terribly frustrating. Until now."

All profits from the sale of this book will go to benefit the Reginald Foster Scholarship Fund. Also available for purchase on Amazon.

 

Publish with Paideia

If you are a scholar of the Latin and Greek humanities, are interested in making your work accessible to a wider audience, and want to help support the study of Latin and Greek by the next generation, we'd love to work with you. Please submit proposals to info@paideia-institute.org.