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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... by Edith Hamilton and Huntington Cairns, Bollingen Series LXXI, Princeton University Press, 1961, fifth printing 1969 ...
... 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 ... A gifted graduate of the Bryn Mawr College and winner of the European Scholarship, Edith Hamilton guided the school for 26 years, from 1896–1922 ... County and was used in the construction of Garrett (1931), Hamilton (1953), and the North Building (2007) ...
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“Mind and spirit together make up that which separates us from the rest of the animal world, that which enables a man to know the truth and that which enables him to die for the truth.”
—Edith Hamilton (18671963)
“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 (18951915)
Tall as a crane,
The morning light creaks down again;”
—Dame Edith Sitwell (18871964)