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None but a poet can write a tragedy. For tragedy is nothing less than pain transmuted into exaltation by the alchemy of poetry.

Edith Hamilton

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While Edith Hamilton never completed her doctoral degree Edith Hamilton did become an "inspiring and respected head of the school for twenty six years. At first it was unclear whether Edith would be able to audit lectures at all. According to Singer "She had been told that a little alcove would be built in the lecture hall where Edith Hamilton could sit behind a green curtain.

Edith Hamilton (August 12 1867 – May 31 1963) was a German-American educator and author who was "recognized as the greatest woman Classicist". She was sixty-two years old when The Greek Way her first book was publiEdith Hamiltond in 1930. The New York Times has described her as the Classical Scholar who "brought into clear and brilliant focus the Golden Age of Greek life and thought.

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