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Edith Hamilton (1) (1867–1963)

Autor(a) de Mythology

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17+ Works 19,299 Membros 121 Críticas 1 Favorited

Obras por Edith Hamilton

Mythology (1942) 15,119 exemplares, 88 críticas
The Greek Way (1930) 2,160 exemplares, 20 críticas
The Roman Way (1932) 1,025 exemplares, 3 críticas
The Echo of Greece (1964) 417 exemplares, 5 críticas
Everyday Life in Ancient Times (1951) 171 exemplares, 1 crítica
Three Greek Plays: Prometheus Bound / Agamemnon / The Trojan Women (1958) — Tradutor — 137 exemplares, 1 crítica
Witness To The Truth (1962) 68 exemplares, 2 críticas
Spokesmen for God (1962) 61 exemplares
The ever-present past (1967) 32 exemplares, 1 crítica
The Great Age of Greek Literature (1942) 12 exemplares
The Age of Heroes 8 exemplares

Associated Works

The Collected Dialogues of Plato, Including the Letters (Bollingen Series LXXI) (1961) — Editor, algumas edições1,218 exemplares, 12 críticas
The Trojan Women (0415) — Tradutor, algumas edições676 exemplares, 9 críticas
Exploring Myths and Legends: Literature & Writing Workshop (1992) — Contribuidor — 33 exemplares
Readings on Homer (1997) — Contribuidor — 15 exemplares
The Trojan Women: Euripides: the Play and the Screenplay (1971) — Tradutor — 14 exemplares
Readings on Sophocles (1996) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum

Nome canónico
Hamilton, Edith
Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
Localização do túmulo
Cove Cemetery, Hadlyme, Connecticut, USA
Local de nascimento
Dresden, Saxony
Local de falecimento
Washington, D.C., USA
Locais de residência
Baltimore, Maryland, USA
New York, New York, USA
Washington, DC, USA
Mount Desert Island, Maine, USA
Bryn Mawr College (BA|MA|1894)
University of Leipzig
University of Munich
Reid, Doris Fielding (companion)
Hamilton, Alice (sister)
Hamilton, Margaret (sister)
Hamilton, Norah (sister)
Hamilton, Arthur (brother)
Reid, Dorian F. (son)
Bryn Mawr School for Girls
Prémios e menções honrosas
National Institute of Arts and Letters (1955)
American Academy of Arts and Letters (1957)
National Achievement Award (1951)
Golden Cross of the Order of Benefaction (1957)

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Edith Hamilton was born in Dresden, Saxony (present-day Germany) to American parents. She grew up on an estate in Fort Wayne, Indiana, the eldest of five children in an intellectual family. Her father taught her Latin at the age of seven and Greek at eight, and she became an avid reader of Greek and Roman literature. She graduated from Bryn Mawr College with a master's degree in classics in 1894, and with her sister Alice, spent a year at the University of Leipzig and the University of Munich. In 1896, they returned to the USA, and Edith began her career as an educator. She was named headmistress of the new Bryn Mawr School, a private college preparatory school for girls in Baltimore, Maryland. She remained in that position for 26 years. In 1922, she retired to devote herself to her classical studies and writing. This began her second career as author, the one for which she is best known today. Miss Hamilton was 62 years old when her first book, The Greek Way, was published in 1930. It was an immediate success, and was followed by further books such as The Roman Way (1932), Mythology (1942), The Great Age of Greek Literature (1943), and The Echo of Greece (1957). These writings made Miss Hamilton one of the most renowned classicists of her era. Critics acclaimed her works for their lively and engaging interpretations of ancient cultures, and the power of her writing. She was described as the classical scholar who brought the Golden Age of Greek life and thought into clear and brilliant focus.



Excellent source for reference! Also, this 75th Anniversary Edition is a beautifully crafted book from the dust cover, to the art to the fonts - it has been a joy to read!
s_carr | 87 outras críticas | Feb 25, 2024 |
An excellent resource on wrongly representing foreign cultures. I may refer back to it if I want to know what not to do.
Aidan767 | 19 outras críticas | Feb 1, 2024 |
Before Percy Jackson by Rick Riordan, there was Edith Hamilton's version of the myths. This book was meant to be an introduction to the myths - of Roman, Greek, and Norse. This book was part of my high school English class. Required reading to be discussed and tested and I was happy to have this book.

This book was my first introduction to myths. I had not read anything about them in the past as I held no interest in them. They held no interest and certainly were not needed in the three years of high school. This book was placed in my hands during one-afternoon class and told that this would be the subject for the next six weeks.

You know from previous entries that I do not play well when I am told that I have to read a book and that has always held true even in high school. In high school, I fell in love with not only history but with the mythology of all cultures and religions. This book was meant to be an introduction to these worlds, a reference, and short stories packaged nicely into a book.

This is the book that introduced me to one of my favorite myths - Hades and Persephone.

This book has since opened doors to other more detailed books on myths and their stories. Because of this book, I am thankful for it. I am thankful that I did not write this book off as something forced but something to enjoy. I will keep coming back to this book each time I want just a little nostalgia.
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Revengelyne | 87 outras críticas | Apr 29, 2023 |
Essays on Greek Tragedy and also on the selected tragedies along with Hamilton's own translations of the plays. Her translation of "Prometheus Bound" has found its way into at least one compilation, so I gather it must have been acknowledged to be pretty good. It's got vim, for sure.
themulhern | Apr 24, 2023 |



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