The Greek Way

The Greek Way

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by Edith Hamilton
     
 

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In The Greek Way, Edith Hamilton shares the fruits of her thorough study of Greek life, literature, philosophy, and art and shows how the past can offer us understanding and refuge for our troubled present.

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In The Greek Way, Edith Hamilton shares the fruits of her thorough study of Greek life, literature, philosophy, and art and shows how the past can offer us understanding and refuge for our troubled present.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780809436873
Publisher:
Time-Life Books
Publication date:
01/01/1981
Series:
Time Reading Program Special Edition Ser.
Pages:
327

Meet the Author

Edith Hamilton won the National Achievement Award in 1950, received honorary degrees of Doctor of Letters from Yale University, the University of Rochester, and the University of Pennsylvania, and was a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. In 1957 she was many an honorary citizen of Athens and was decorated with the Golden Cross of the Order of Benefaction by King Paul of Greece.

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Greek Way 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
B-2 More than 1 year ago
Work of letters rather that of history - not quite what I personally was looking for. I was interested in a historical birds-eye review of ancient Greek civilization , but the book is mostly literary reflections on the subject. Probably valuable for someone who already knows all about Ancient Greece, but confusing and frustrating for likes of myself. I grade the books as Buy and Keep (BK), Read Library book and Return ( RLR) and Once I Put it Down I Couldn't Pick it Up ( OIPD-ICPU). Sorry, but this one was OIPD-ICPU for my.
Manirul More than 1 year ago
Awesome....! Awful..!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book!!!!!
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William Bigelow More than 1 year ago
I first learned of this book from reading David Brooks's "The Social Animal". Hamilton explores the balance between mind and spirit as it exisited for about 50 years in fifth century Athens, between the Persian and Peleponesian wars. This balance created an estetic in the arts, philosophy, and science that has only been approximated since. That estetics was one of simplicity without losing the essence of the subject.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Jackie Kennedy gave RFK a copy of this book for a gift. As anyone who has studied him knows well he quoted from it often because it touched him deeply.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I don't know if I should buy this. I am 11 and want to be prepared for when I have to learn about this in 6th grade. I need some good suggestions for Greek Mythology books.
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