April 21, 2010: John C. Rouman Classical Lecture Series
Edith Hamilton and New England: The Making of a Revolutionary Classicist
by Judith P. Hallett
Professor of Classics, University of Maryland at College Park
Wednesday, April 21st at 7:30 pm in DeMeritt Hall 112 on the University of New Hampshire Campus (Durham)
Edith Hamilton (1867-1963) was one of the most influential writers on the Classics during the 20th century. Of her many boooks, The Greek Way (1930), The Roman Way (1932) and Mythology (1942) stand out in particular for their great influence, wide readership, and continued appeal. The last, for instance, is still one of the most influential introductions to the myths of the Greeks in circulation today.