Edith Hamilton (12 August, 1867 – 31 May, 1963) was an American author and educator known for her work on Greece and Greek Mythology.
By Unknown – The Greek Way”, 1930, Norton publ.
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1) Ms. Hamilton was born in Germany, but spent her childhood in Fort Wayne, Indiana
2) Her father began teaching Ms. Hamilton Latin, French, German and Greek when she was seven years old.
4) The Mary E. Garrett European Fellowship was awarded to Ms. Hamilton and allowed her to study humanities at the University of Munich in Germany.
6) Writing about Greece only started after Ms. Hamilton was able to retire.
7) She published her first book The Greek Way (1930), when she was 62 years old.
8) The book Mythology (1942) remains the premier introductory text about its subject.
9) During her lifetime Ms. Hamilton was “recognized as the greatest woman Classicist.”
10) Ms. Hamilton considered the pinnacle of her life to be in 1957 when she received the Golden Cross of the Order of Benefaction and an honorary citizenship of Athens from King Paul of Greece, at the theater of Herodes Atticus.
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