Eric Hewett, a native of Philadelphia, studied historical linguistics and ancient languages in the United States before spending seven years as a nomad in Western Europe learning modern languages. He settled in Rome for fifteen years, where he studied Latin with Vatican Latinist Fr. Reginald Foster OCD, worked as a tour guide, and completed a joint doctorate in Patristics and Medieval Philosophy from the Augustinianum Pontifical Patristics Institute and the University of Salerno. He co-founded and led for ten years the Paideia Institute for Humanistic Study, which organized innovative courses in Latin and Greek and educational tours across Italy, Greece and France. In 2015 he received the President’s Award for service to the field from the Society for Classical Studies for this work. In 2020 he moved into the Catholic educational system and took a position teaching Latin and Greek at a seminary in Germany. He is also President of the Veterum Sapientia Institute, Inc., devoted to promoting knowledge of Latin and Greek within the Church.