The Greek Way to Western Civilization Author:Edith Hamilton The glory that was Greece: "To rejoice in life, to find the world beautiful and delightful to live in, was a mark of the Greek spirit..." In this brilliant book you will share this joy as you dine and talk with Socrates, hunt with Xenophon, listen to the orations of Pericles and join the audience at performances of the great dramas of Sophocles,... more » Euripides, Aeschylus, and Aristophanes. You will travel with Herodotus, the world's first sight seer, and learn of war and suffering from Thucydides. And most important, you will understand the Greeks' greatest achievement -- the development of that perfect balance between spirit and mind which holds a vital meaning for the world today.
Edith Hamilton is the world-renowned classicist who on her ninetieth birthday was made an honorary citizen of Athens. She was graduated from Bryn Mawr in 1894, and in 1930, after a distinguished teaching career, launched her writing career with "The Greek Way. Among her many brilliant, popular books is "Mythology."« less