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Hamilton, Edith

Born: 1867 AD
Died: 1963 AD, at 95 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Authors, Scholars


1868 - Born in Dresden, Germany on the 12th of  August.

1894 - Her education continued at Miss Porter's School in Farmington, Connecticut and Bryn Mawr College.

1896 - Her return to the United States, Edith Hamilton became the headmistress of Bryn Mawr School for Girls in Baltimore

1922 - She devoted all her energies until her retirement.

1930 - Her approach to mythology was entirely through the literature of the classics, for she had not traveled to Greece and was not an archaeologist. The Greek Way appeared, and drew informative comparisons between life in ancient Greece and current Greek life.

1942 - Mythology.

1957 - Named honorary citizen of Athens.

1963 - Died on the 31st of May.




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