Edith Hamilton (1867-1963) is known as one of the most important classical scholars
of her era in the United States. She is renowned in the field for her essays
and books on ancient Greek and Roman civilisations.
She studied at Bryn Mawr College, and went on to
pursue higher education in Germany, becoming the first female student of the
University of Munich. She returned to become the head administrator of Bryn
Mawr in 1896, and its first headmistress in 1906. Even though she published her
first book, The Greek Way, at the age of sixty-two, all of her
publications are considered crucial classical texts.