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A Week in Literary History

August 12th, 2002

American educator and author Edith Hamilton (The Greek Way, 1930) is born in Dresden, Germany in 1867.

Edith Hamilton, b. August 12, 1867, d. 1963

hamiltoncover.pngEdith Hamilton, frustrated in her day by the impossibility of pursuing a doctorate in her chosen field, classics, went on to teach herself and in turn teach Americans the stories of Greek and Roman mythology. She drew her material entirely from classical Hebrew, Greek, and Latin literature rather than from archaeology, and her book Mythology has been a standard in high schools and universities since its publication.

Suggested Reading The Greek Way, 1930. The Roman Way, 1932. The Prophets of Israel, 1936. Mythology, 1942. The Echo of Greece, 1957.

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