POSTED: February 27, 2019

Last week I read the word “Paideia” somewhere, and I looked it up immediately. Now I will note the definition down here for future reference.

The definition that I found defined it thus:

1: training of the physical and mental faculties in such a way as to produce a broad enlightened mature outlook harmoniously combined with maximum cultural development


“the long and noble tradition of paideia, which made it impossible for a Greek or Roman to write a worthy book merely to record facts”

Gilbert Highet

2: the ideal development envisioned or attained by paideia