“Great art is the expression of a solution of the conflict between the demands of the world without and that within.”

– Edith Hamilton, German, American, educator, author


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Edith Hamilton (August 12, 1867 – May 31, 1963) was a German-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”