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Edith Hamilton (1) (1867–1963)

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The Roman Way (1932) 1,006 exemplar
The Echo of Greece (1777) 406 exemplar
Everyday Life in Ancient Times (1951) 165 exemplar
Witness To The Truth (1948) 67 exemplar
Spokesmen for God (1949) 60 exemplar
The ever-present past (1964) 32 exemplar
The Trojan Women: Euripides: the Play and the Screenplay (1971) — Översättare — 11 exemplar
The Age of Heroes 5 exemplar

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Vedertaget namn
Hamilton, Edith
Födelsedag
1867-07-12
Avled
1963-05-31
Begravningsplats
Cove Cemetery, Hadlyme, Connecticut, USA
Kön
female
Nationalitet
USA
Födelseort
Dresden, Saxony
Dödsort
Washington, D.C., USA
Bostadsorter
Baltimore, Maryland, USA
New York, New York, USA
Washington, DC, USA
Mount Desert Island, Maine, USA
Utbildning
Bryn Mawr College (BA|MA|1894)
University of Leipzig
University of Munich
Yrken
teacher
classicist
author
scholar
historian
Relationer
Reid, Doris Fielding (companion)
Hamilton, Alice (sister)
Hamilton, Margaret (sister)
Hamilton, Norah (sister)
Hamilton, Arthur (brother)
Reid, Dorian F. (son)
Organisationer
Bryn Mawr School for Girls
Priser och utmärkelser
National Institute of Arts and Letters (1955)
American Academy of Arts and Letters (1957)
National Achievement Award (1951)
Golden Cross of the Order of Benefaction (1957)
Kort biografi
Edith Hamilton was born in Dresden, Saxony (present-day Germany) to American parents. She grew up on an estate in Fort Wayne, Indiana, the eldest of five children in an intellectual family. Her father taught her Latin at the age of seven and Greek at eight, and she became an avid reader of Greek and Roman literature. She graduated from Bryn Mawr College with a master's degree in classics in 1894, and with her sister Alice, spent a year at the University of Leipzig and the University of Munich. In 1896, they returned to the USA, and Edith began her career as an educator. She was named headmistress of the new Bryn Mawr School, a private college preparatory school for girls in Baltimore, Maryland. She remained in that position for 26 years. In 1922, she retired to devote herself to her classical studies and writing. This began her second career as author, the one for which she is best known today. Miss Hamilton was 62 years old when her first book, The Greek Way, was published in 1930. It was an immediate success, and was followed by further books such as The Roman Way (1932), Mythology (1942), The Great Age of Greek Literature (1943), and The Echo of Greece (1957). These writings made Miss Hamilton one of the most renowned classicists of her era. Critics acclaimed her works for their lively and engaging interpretations of ancient cultures, and the power of her writing. She was described as the classical scholar who brought the Golden Age of Greek life and thought into clear and brilliant focus.

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Excellent source for reference! Also, this 75th Anniversary Edition is a beautifully crafted book from the dust cover, to the art to the fonts - it has been a joy to read!
 
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s_carr | 92 andra recensioner | Feb 25, 2024 |
An excellent resource on wrongly representing foreign cultures. I may refer back to it if I want to know what not to do.
 
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Aidan767 | 19 andra recensioner | Feb 1, 2024 |
Before Percy Jackson by Rick Riordan, there was Edith Hamilton's version of the myths. This book was meant to be an introduction to the myths - of Roman, Greek, and Norse. This book was part of my high school English class. Required reading to be discussed and tested and I was happy to have this book.

This book was my first introduction to myths. I had not read anything about them in the past as I held no interest in them. They held no interest and certainly were not needed in the three years of high school. This book was placed in my hands during one-afternoon class and told that this would be the subject for the next six weeks.

You know from previous entries that I do not play well when I am told that I have to read a book and that has always held true even in high school. In high school, I fell in love with not only history but with the mythology of all cultures and religions. This book was meant to be an introduction to these worlds, a reference, and short stories packaged nicely into a book.

This is the book that introduced me to one of my favorite myths - Hades and Persephone.

This book has since opened doors to other more detailed books on myths and their stories. Because of this book, I am thankful for it. I am thankful that I did not write this book off as something forced but something to enjoy. I will keep coming back to this book each time I want just a little nostalgia.
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Revengelyne | 92 andra recensioner | Apr 29, 2023 |
Essays on Greek Tragedy and also on the selected tragedies along with Hamilton's own translations of the plays. Her translation of "Prometheus Bound" has found its way into at least one compilation, so I gather it must have been acknowledged to be pretty good. It's got vim, for sure.
 
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themulhern | Apr 24, 2023 |

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ISBN
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