Tag Archives: Ancient Greece

Arguing With Art – William Lonn

Pindar in Edith Hamilton’s The Greek Way The Don Quijote Honors College has published several essays on Edith Hamilton’s books The Greek Way and The Roman Way. By now it should be clear that Hamilton, through a series of vignettes about different artists, philosophers, or modes of production, wants to explain the way(s) of a society. […]

Edith Hamilton’s “The Greek Way” Chapters 1 and 2 – Benjamin Clark

Greeks seem to occupy a variable space in the average undergraduate education. Most of us are probably aware that, at present, the people of Greece suffer under an economic burden that makes ours look trifling. We also know that somewhere offstage they keep all their headless marble trunks, boring Doric columns, patents to democracy and […]

Edith Hamilton’s “The Way of the East and the West in Art” – William Lonn

The beginning of Edith Hamilton’s The Greek Way is an argument for Greek exceptionalism. Greek civilization achieved a level of unparalleled proficiency in philosophy, art, and architecture because it was entirely different from all societies that came before it and everything that would follow. Hamilton proposes that, for the first time in human history, people […]