Author(s): Edith Hamilton
A perennial favourite, Edith Hamilton's best-selling The Greek Way captures the spirit and achievements of Greece in the fifth century B.C. The New York Times called The Greek Way a "book of both cultural and critical importance".
Edith Hamilton won the National Achievement Award in 1950, received honorary degrees of Doctor of Letters from Yale University, the University of Rochester, and the University of Pennsylvania, and was a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. In 1957 she was many an honorary citizen of Athens and was decorated with the Golden Cross of the Order of Benefaction by King Paul of Greece.