Edith Hamilton

  • Born: (Dresden, North German Confederation)
  • Died: (Washington, D.C.)

Edith Hamilton was an American educator and internationally-known author who was one of the most renowned classicist of her era. A graduate of Bryn Mawr College, she also studied in Germany at the University of Leipzig and the University of Munich. Hamilton began her career as an educator and head of the Bryn Mawr School, a private college preparatory school for girls in Baltimore, Maryland; however, Hamilton is best known for her essays and best-selling books on ancient Greek and Roman civilizations.

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