We received the following message in our in box this morning:
We’re thrilled to announce the launch of Eidolon, a new online journal supported by the Paideia Institute.
The continued existence and popularity of the Classics is dependent on our ability to make it feel interesting, exciting, and relevant in the 21st century. One way to accomplish this goal is by writing engaging, accessible articles about the Classics that aren’t formal scholarship. These pieces can take advantage of the writers’ personal experiences and the constantly changing world to bring new perspectives to the Classical humanities. So we decided to create a new publication for the kind of writing we’d love to see more of – and today we’re sharing it with you. You can read more about it and see the manifesto here.
We have a lot of exciting content lined up for the next few weeks. We’ll share articles by a talented group of professors, graduate students, and high school teachers. Using the modern world to understand Classics and Classics to understand the modern world, we hope to shed new light on the works of Alcaeus, Vergil, Horace, and Cato – along with Sports Illustrated Magazine, the conflict between Israel and Palestine, contemporary poets’ responses to the sinking of the Titanic, and the hipster obsession with kale.
If you want to follow Eidolon, you can find new content on our publication home on Mondays, and you can use Medium to recommend, share, and comment on articles. You can also follow Eidolon on Facebook and Twitter. If you want to get more involved and you have an idea that you think would be a great fit for Eidolon, you cansend us a pitch. And if you want to support the work Eidolon is doing, you can make a targeted donation through the Paideia Institute.
We hope you’re as excited as we are to see where this journal will go.
Jason Pedicone, President of the Paideia Institute
Donna Zuckerberg, Editor of Eidolon