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Edith Hamilton

Edith Hamilton (August 12, 1867 – May 31, 1963) was a German-American educator and author who was "recognized as the greatest woman Classicist". She was sixty-two years old when The Greek Way, her first book, was published in 1930. It was instantly successful, and is the earliest expression of her belief in "the calm lucidity of the Greek mind" and "that the great thinkers of Athens were unsurpassed in their mastery of truth and enlightenment".

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Edith Hamilton - Works
... by Edith Hamilton and Huntington Cairns, Bollingen Series LXXI, Princeton University Press, 1961, fifth printing 1969 ...
Bryn Mawr School - School History
... Secretaries who managed the daily running of the school, the Board of Managers brought Edith Hamilton from her doctoral studies in Europe to be the first Headmistress ... Bryn Mawr College and winner of the European Scholarship, Edith Hamilton guided the school for 26 years, from 1896–1922 ... Butler quarry in Baltimore County and was used in the construction of Garrett (1931), Hamilton (1953), and the North Building (2007) ...

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    Theories that go counter to the facts of human nature are foredoomed.
    Edith Hamilton (1867–1963)

    Earth that bore with joyful ease
    Hemlock for Socrates,
    Earth that blossomed and was glad
    ‘Neath the cross that Christ had,
    Shall rejoice and blossom too
    When the bullet reaches you.
    —Charles Hamilton Sorley (1895–1915)

    Eccentricity is not, as dull people would have us believe, a form of madness. It is often a kind of innocent pride, and the man of genius and the aristocrat are frequently regarded as eccentrics because genius and aristocrat are entirely unafraid of and uninfluenced by the opinions and vagaries of the crowd.
    —Dame Edith Sitwell (1887–1964)