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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... the school, the Board of Managers brought Edith Hamilton from her doctoral studies in Europe to be the first Headmistress ... and winner of the European Scholarship, Edith Hamilton guided the school for 26 years, from 1896–1922 ... and was used in the construction of Garrett (1931), Hamilton (1953), and the North Building (2007) ...
... by Edith Hamilton and Huntington Cairns, Bollingen Series LXXI, Princeton University Press, 1961, fifth printing 1969 ...
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