|Birth:||12th August, 1867|
|Death:||31st May, 1963|
Edith Hamilton was born in Dresden, Germany. She was an American educator and author who was "recognized as the greatest woman Classicist". She was sixty-two years old when The Greek Way, her first book, was published in 1930. She had published other books, among them The Roman Way, Mythology, and The Echo of Greece. She was an educator, one of the first women to graduate from Bryn Mawr, the prestigious women's university. She eventually became head of the Bryn Mawr Preparatory School for Girls in Baltimore, a post she held for 26 years. She retired in 1922 after 26 years of contributions to the school. In 1950 she received the honorary degrees of Doctor of Letters from the University of Rochester and the University of Pennsylvania.
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