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"Faith is not belief. Belief is passive. Faith is active." -- Edith Hamilton
Edith Hamilton (12 August 1867—31 May 1963) 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. It was instantly successful, and is the earliest expression of her belief in “the calm lucidity of the Greek mind” and “that the great thinkers of Athens were unsurpassed in their mastery of truth and enlightenment”.

In 1957, when the Book-of-the-Month Club selected The Greek Way (1930) as a featured book, it enhanced her efforts at directing the American mind towards Ancient Greece, despite it having been published twenty-seven years earlier. Moreover, by then, she already had published other books, among them The Roman Way (1932), Mythology (1942), and The Echo of Greece (1957); to date, at the high school and university levels, Mythology remains the premier introductory text about its subject. The New York Times has described her as the Classical Scholar who “brought into clear and brilliant focus the Golden Age of Greek life and thought . . . with Homeric power and simplicity in her style of writing”.

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Total Books: 80
2013 - Mythology (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780316223331
ISBN-10: 0316223336
Genres: History, Politics & Social Sciences
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.

1998 - Mythology (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780316341516
ISBN-10: 0316341517
Genres: Reference, Nonfiction
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

The Greek Way
1993 - The Greek Way (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780393310771
ISBN-10: 0393310779
Genre: History
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.

1953 - Mythology (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780451623751
ISBN-10: 0451623754
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.

1953 - Mythology (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780451625953
ISBN-10: 0451625951
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.

Mythology Timeless tales of Gods and Heros
1953 - Mythology Timeless Tales of Gods and Heros (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780451619440
ISBN-10: 0451619447
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.

Exploring Myths  Legends
Exploring Myths Legends [Literature & Writing Workshop] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780590493062
ISBN-10: 059049306X
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.