The Greek Way by Edith Hamilton audiobook

The Greek Way

By Edith Hamilton
Read by Wanda McCaddon

Blackstone Publishing, Blackstone Publishing 9780393310771
8.45 Hours Unabridged
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The aim of this work is not a history of events but an account of the achievement and spirit of Greece. “What the Greeks discovered, how they brought a new world to birth out of the dark confusions of an old world that had crumbled away, is full of meaning for us today who have seen an old world swept away.” In The Greek Way, Edith Hamilton shares the fruits of her thorough study of Greek life, literature, philosophy, and art. She interprets their meaning and brings us a realization of the refuge and strength the past can offer us in the troubled present. Hamilton’s book has taken its place among the few interpretative volumes that are permanently rooted and profoundly alive in our literature.

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Summary

Summary

The aim of this work is not a history of events but an account of the achievement and spirit of Greece.

“What the Greeks discovered, how they brought a new world to birth out of the dark confusions of an old world that had crumbled away, is full of meaning for us today who have seen an old world swept away.”

In The Greek Way, Edith Hamilton shares the fruits of her thorough study of Greek life, literature, philosophy, and art. She interprets their meaning and brings us a realization of the refuge and strength the past can offer us in the troubled present. Hamilton’s book has taken its place among the few interpretative volumes that are permanently rooted and profoundly alive in our literature.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A book of both cultural and critical importance.” New York Times
“At last, a landmark recording of Hamilton’s magnificent, in-depth overview of Greek life, civilization, literature, art, theater, rhetoric, and history, making this key work of cultural and critical significance available to the audio generation…This program is well read by Nadia May.” Library Journal

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Author Bio: Edith Hamilton

Author Bio: Edith Hamilton

Edith Hamilton (1867–1963) graduated with a master’s degree from Bryn Mawr College, won the National Achievement Award in 1950, received honorary doctorates, and was a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. In 1957 she was made an honorary citizen of Athens and decorated with the Golden Cross of the Order of Benefaction by King Paul of Greece.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 8.45
Audience: Adult
Language: English