Saturday, September 22, 2012

The Greek Way by Edith Hamilton

The Greek Way by Edith Hamilton
Published: 1930
Rating: 4

I came across this excellent reference book via my daughter, who had taken a class in Greek tragedies while in college.  I have read Hamilton's classic book, Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes and reference both books while working my way through the plays of Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides.  A list of chapters will give a feel of all the information contained in this rather short but meaty book.  She has also written The Roman Way which I may have to get.

  • 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

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