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The Greek way

The Greek way

Author: Edith Hamilton
Publisher: New York ; London : W.W. Norton & Company, 2017. ©1930
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Edith Hamilton buoyantly captures the spirit and achievements of the Greek civilization for our modern world. In The Greek Way, Edith Hamilton captures with "Homeric power and simplicity" (New York Times) the spirit of the golden age of Greece in the fifth century BC, the time of its highest achievements. She explores the Greek aesthetics of sculpture and writing and the lack of ornamentation in both. She examines

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edith Hamilton
ISBN: 9780393354447 039335444X
OCLC Number: 959880152
Notes: Originally published: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., 1930.
"Published as a Norton paperback 1964, 1983; reissued 1993, 2017. Copyright renewed 1958 by Edith Hamilton." - Title page verso.
Description: 266 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: East and West --
Mind and spirit --
The way of the East and the West in Art --
The Greek way of writing --
Pindar, the last Greek aristocrat --
The Athenians as Plato saw them --
Aristophanes and the old comedy --
Herodotus, the first sight-seer --
Thucydides, the thing that hath been is that which shall be --
Xenophon, the ordinary Athenian gentleman --
The idea of tragedy --
Aeschylus, the first dramatist --
Sophocles, quintessence of the Greek --
Euripides, the modern mind --
The religion of the Greeks --
The way of the Greeks --
The way of the modern world.
Responsibility: Edith Hamilton.


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"... her [Edith Hamilton's] works still have the power to enlighten, particularly as artefacts of a time when what "Europe" meant was in crisis." -- Times Literary Supplement

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