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Edith Hamilton

Edith HamiltonBorn: 12-Aug-1867
Birthplace: Dresden, Saxony, Germany
Died: 31-May-1963
Location of death: Washington, DC
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Lesbian
Occupation: Educator, Author

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Greek Way

Born in Dresden, but grew up in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Hamilton studied at Bryn Mawr then travelled with her sister Alice to study in Munich. Upon return to America, she became Headmistress of the Bryn Mawr Preparatory School for Girls, 1896 until 1922. A series of important schoolbooks followed during this time, most importantly The Greek Way and its companion, The Roman Way, as well as the highly regarded Mythology. Retired, at the age of ninety she travelled to Athens and was made an honorary citizen.

Father: Montgomery Hamilton
Mother: Gertrude Pond
Sister: Alice (b. 1869, d. circa 1970)
Girlfriend: Doris Fielding Reid (together 60 years)

    University: MA, Bryn Mawr College (1894)
    University: University of Munich (1895-6, first woman at the school)

Author of books:
The Greek Way (1930, nonfiction)
The Roman Way (1932, nonfiction)
The Prophets of Israel (1936, nonfiction)
Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes (1942, nonfiction)
The Great Age of Greek Literature (1943, nonfiction)
Witness to the Truth: Christ and His Interpreters (1949, nonfiction)
Spokesmen for God (1949, nonfiction)
Echo of Greece (1957, nonfiction)

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