Edith Hamilton

Edith Hamilton was an American educator and author who was widely recognized for her work in ancient mythology. Born on August 12, 1867, in Dresden, Germany, she grew up in a family that valued education. Hamilton is best known for her books 'The Greek Way' (1930) and 'Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes' (1942), which are still used as introductory texts to ancient Greek and Roman mythology. Her works made the ancient classical world accessible to modern readers. She passed away on May 31, 1963.


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  1. 1. Mythology

    This book is a comprehensive guide to ancient Greek, Roman, and Norse mythologies, providing detailed accounts of various gods, goddesses, heroes, and other mythological creatures. It includes well-known stories like the Odyssey and the Iliad, along with lesser-known tales, and analyzes their significance in the cultures they originated from. The book also delves into the origins of these myths and their influence on later civilizations, offering readers a deep understanding of ancient cultures and their belief systems.