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The Greek Way by Edith Hamilton
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Oct 15, 2010

it was amazing
Read in October, 2010

This book was lost on me in college and I'm so glad I found a copy recently.

Miss Hamilton is a wonderful teacher and this is a fantastic readers' companion to the Greek greats. She differentiates between the tragedians so successfully that this should be required reading for all directing students. I humbly disagree with her opening thesis on ancient Greek motivations and values, which are, I think, overly influenced by the two World Wars she lived through and her deep knowledge of the Bible, but where she puts all other scholars to shame is in the details. Who else would share with us that Socrates danced every morning to keep fit?
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