FACTOID # 2: Puerto Rico has roughly the same gross state product as Montana, Wyoming and North Dakota combined.
 
 Home   Encyclopedia   Statistics   States A-Z   Flags   Maps   FAQ   About 
   
 
WHAT'S NEW
 

SEARCH ALL

FACTS & STATISTICS    Advanced view

Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 

 

(* = Graphable)

 

 


Encyclopedia > Edith Hamilton

Edith Hamilton (August 12, 1867 - May 31, 1963) was a classicist and educator before she became a writer on mythology. Her most famous books are The Greek Way (1930) and Mythology (1942). Mythology remains in print after six decades and is still used as an introductory text to mythology in high schools and colleges; a mark of its status is that study guides to the book exist. August 12 is the 224th day of the year (225th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1867 (MDCCCLXVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... May 31 is the 151st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (152nd in leap years), with 214 days remaining. ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ... Classics, particularly within the Western University tradition, when used as a singular noun, means the study of the language, literature, history, art, and other aspects of Greek and Roman culture during the time frame known as classical antiquity. ... // The word mythology (Greek: μυθολογία, from μυθος mythos, a story or legend, and λογος logos, an account or speech) literally means the (oral) retelling of myths – stories that a particular culture believes to be true and that use supernatural events or characters to explain the nature of the universe and humanity. ... 1930 (MCMXXX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link is to a full 1930 calendar). ... Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes, usually known as simply Mythology, written by Edith Hamilton in 1942, is a collection of Greek, Roman, and Norse myths that were written by classical authors and sources. ... 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1942 calendar). ...


Edith Hamilton was born in Dresden, Germany and grew up with her parents in Fort Wayne, Indiana. When she was seven, her father began to teach her Latin and soon added French, German, and Greek to her curriculum. Her education continued at Miss Porter's School in Farmington, Connecticut and Bryn Mawr College (M.A. 1894). In the following year, Edith and her sister Alice became the first female students accepted at the German universities of Leipzig and Munich. Dresden (Sorbian: Drježdźany; etymologically from Old Sorbian Drežďany, meaning people of the riverside forest) is the capital city of the German Federal Free State of Saxony and situated in a valley on the River Elbe. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Summit City Location Location in the state of Indiana, USA Government Country  State   County United States  Indiana   Allen Founded October 22, 1794 Mayor Graham Richard (D) Geographical characteristics Area    - City 204. ... Latin is an ancient [[Indo-European languages|Indo-well as the Roman CEuropean language originally spoken in Latium, the region immediately surrounding Rome. ... Farmington is a town located in central Connecticut, in Hartford County, Connecticut. ... Bryn Mawr is also the name of an official neighborhood of the city of Minneapolis, Minnesota. ... 1894 (MDCCCXCIV) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... [] (Sorbian/Lusatian: Lipsk) is the largest city in the Federal State (Bundesland) of Saxony in Germany. ... Munich: Frauenkirche and Town Hall steeple Munich (German: München, (pronounced listen) is the capital of the German Federal State of Bavaria (German: Freistaat Bayern). ...


Upon her return to the United States in 1896, Edith Hamilton became the headmistress of Bryn Mawr School for Girls in Baltimore, Maryland, to which she devoted all her energies until her retirement in 1922. Upon retiring, she moved to New York City with her life partner Doris Fielding Reid, and wrote and published various articles about Greek drama. Her approach to mythology was entirely through the literature of the classics, for she had not travelled to Greece and was not an archaeologist. The Greek Way appeared in 1930, and drew informative comparisons between life in ancient Greece and current Greek life. 1932's The Roman Way provided similar contrasts between daily life in ancient Rome and the current life. Other works published over the next three decades led to her travelling to Greece in 1957, where she stood in the theater of Herodes Atticus and was made an honorary citizen of Athens at ninety years of age. She was also elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters. 1896 (MDCCCXCVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Brynmawr (Bryn-mawr) is a market town in the county borough of Blaenau Gwent, traditional county of Brecknockshire, mid Wales. ... Nickname: Monument City, Charm City, Mob Town, B-more, Bodymore, Murderland Motto: Get In On It (formerly The City That Reads and The Greatest City in America; BELIEVE is not the official motto but rather a specific campaign) Location of Baltimore in Maryland Coordinates: Country United States State Maryland County... 1922 (MCMXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Nickname: Big Apple, City that never Sleeps Location in the state of New York Coordinates: Country United States State New York Boroughs Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Area    - City 1,214. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Edith Hamilton (August 12, 1867 - May 31, 1963) was a classicist and educator before she became a writer on mythology. ... 1930 (MCMXXX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link is to a full 1930 calendar). ... 1932 (MCMXXXII) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link will take you to a full 1932 calendar). ... 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Lucius Vibullius Hipparchus Tiberius Claudius Atticus Herodes, commonly known as Herodes Atticus (c. ... Athens (Greek: Αθήνα, Athína IPA: ) is the capital and largest city of Greece and the birthplace of democracy. ... American Academy of Arts and Letters is an organization whose goal is to foster, assist, and sustain an interest in American literature, music, and art. ...


Edith Hamilton's correspondence and papers are at Princeton University. She is the subject of a memoir by Reid, Edith Hamilton: An Intimate Biography. Princeton University is a coeducational private university located in Princeton, New Jersey in the United States of America. ...


Quotes

  • "A people's literature is the great textbook for real knowledge of them. The writings of the day show the quality of the people as no historical reconstruction can."
  • "It has always seemed strange to me that in our endless discussions about education so little stress is laid on the pleasure of becoming an educated person, the enormous interest it adds to life. To be able to be caught up into the world of thought -- that is to be educated."

Works by Edith Hamilton

  • The Greek Way (1931) It was such a perennial best-seller that it was a Book-of-the-Month Club selection in 1947
  • The Roman Way (1932)
  • The Prophets of Israel (1936)
  • Three Greek Plays (1937)
  • Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes (1942)
  • The Golden Age of Greek Literature (1943)
  • Spokesmen for God (1949)
  • Witness to the Truth: Christ and His Interpreters (1949)
  • Echo of Greece (1957)
  • Collected Dialogues of Plato, Including the Letters, ed. by Edith Hamilton and Huntington Cairns, Bollingen Series LXXI, Princeton University Press, 1961, fifth printing 1969.
Wikiquote has a collection of quotations related to:
Edith Hamilton

  Results from FactBites:
 
Edith Hamilton - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (486 words)
Edith Hamilton (August 12, 1867 - May 31, 1963) was a classicist and educator before she became a writer on mythology.
Edith Hamilton was born in Dresden, Germany and grew up with her parents in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Upon her return to the United States in 1896, Edith Hamilton became the headmistress of Bryn Mawr School for Girls in Baltimore, Maryland, to which she devoted all her energies until her retirement in 1922.
  More results at FactBites »

 
 

COMMENTARY     


Share your thoughts, questions and commentary here
Your name
Your comments

Want to know more?
Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 


Press Releases |  Feeds | Contact
The Wikipedia article included on this page is licensed under the GFDL.
Images may be subject to relevant owners' copyright.
All other elements are (c) copyright NationMaster.com 2003-5. All Rights Reserved.
Usage implies agreement with terms, 1022, m