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Mythology Lesson Plan

About the Author

Edith Hamilton was a pioneering female educator and writer on ancient mythology. Born in Germany and raised in Indiana, she excelled academically from a very early age. As a young child, Hamilton learned Latin, Greek, French, and German. She attended Miss Porter's school in Connecticut until her father's business went bankrupt. At that point, she and her sisters taught themselves.

Edith proceeded to college at Bryn Mawr in Pennsylvania. In 1895, she became the first woman to study at the University of Munich in Germany. With this strong education, Hamilton became the headmistress of Bryn Mawr Preparatory School for Girls in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1896. She was only 29 years old.

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