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"Edith Hamilton retells the Greek, Roman, and Norse myths with a sure taste and scholarship that help
to restore their quality as perennial and refreshing fables about human nature, including our own."―The New Yorker
"No one in modern times has shown us more vividly than Edith Hamilton 'the glory that was Greece and the grandeur that
was Rome.' Filtering the golden essence from the mass of classical literature, she proved how applicable to our daily
lives are the humor and wisdom of more than 2,000 years ago."―New York Times
About the Author
Edith Hamilton (1868-1963) was born of American parents in Dresden, Germany, and grew up in Indiana.
Through the first quarter of the twentieth century she was the headmistress of the Bryn Mawr School in Baltimore. Upon
retiring, she began to write about the civilizations of the ancient world and soon gained world renown as a classicist.
Her celebrated and bestselling books include Mythology, The Greek Way, The Roman Way, and The Echo of Greece. She
regarded as the high point of her life a 1957 ceremony in which King Paul of Greece named her an honorary citizen of