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Edith Hamilton (1) (1867–1963)

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Tekijän teokset

Mythology (1942) 14,310 kappaletta
The Greek Way (1930) 2,094 kappaletta
The Roman Way (1932) 995 kappaletta
The Echo of Greece (1777) 401 kappaletta
Everyday Life in Ancient Times (1951) 163 kappaletta
Three Greek Plays: Prometheus Bound / Agamemnon / The Trojan Women (1937) — Kääntäjä — 131 kappaletta
Witness To The Truth (1948) 65 kappaletta
Spokesmen for God (1949) 59 kappaletta
The ever-present past (1964) 32 kappaletta
The Great Age of Greek Literature (1942) 12 kappaletta
The Trojan Women: Euripides: the Play and the Screenplay (1971) — Kääntäjä — 11 kappaletta
The Age of Heroes 5 kappaletta

Associated Works

The Collected Dialogues of Plato, Including the Letters (Bollingen Series LXXI) (1961) — Toimittaja, eräät painokset1,181 kappaletta
Troades [Greek text] (0415) — Kääntäjä, eräät painokset660 kappaletta
Exploring Myths and Legends: Literature & Writing Workshop (1992) — Avustaja — 31 kappaletta
Readings on Homer (1997) — Avustaja — 14 kappaletta
Readings on Sophocles (1996) — Avustaja — 6 kappaletta

Merkitty avainsanalla


Kanoninen nimi
Hamilton, Edith
Cove Cemetery, Hadlyme, Connecticut, USA
Dresden, Saxony
Washington, D.C., USA
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
Palkinnot ja kunnianosoitukset
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)
Lyhyt elämäkerta
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.



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 | 86 muuta kirja-arvostelua | 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.
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themulhern | Apr 24, 2023 |
This is a miscellaneous collection of Edith Hamilton essays, published shortly after her death. There are essays on non-classical authors, e.g., Goethe and Corneille. Edith Hamilton's work is consistent, and the themes of her books about the classical world re-occur. The opposition of the classical vs. the romantic is the theme of "These Sad Young Men" in which Aldous Huxley, who was then young, gets gently mocked. I will probably avoid Dylan Thomas and William Faulkner forever if they are really so awful as all that, but Jean Ingelow isn't bad at all.… (lisätietoja)
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themulhern | Apr 2, 2023 |
In this book Hamilton discusses famous Roman authors, excluding Roman Stoics who Hamilton classifies as essentially Greek, and their cultural context. As ever, she paints with the broadest of strokes. She sets up an idea of opposites, the realism of the Greeks vs. the romanticism of the Romans, and claims, as in "The Echo of Greece", that our culture inherits much more from the Romans, and is, hence, rather romantically inclined, and consequently inclined to that corruption of romanticism, sentimentality. This may be essentially true, but, in the book "The Rise of Athens", there is quoted an ancient Spartan poet who seems to be romanticizing dying for ones country with just the verve that Roman poets seem to have brought to that practice. Maybe Hamilton, when she uses Greek, really means "Athenian and similar".… (lisätietoja)
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themulhern | 2 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Mar 18, 2023 |



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