The Book, Cat, & Cat Book Lovers Almanac

of historical trivia regarding books, cats, and other animals. Actually this blog has evolved so that it is described better as a blog about cats in history and culture. And we take as a theme the advice of Aldous Huxley: If you want to be a writer, get some cats. Don't forget to see the archived articles linked at the bottom of the page.

August 12, 2009

Aug. 12, 1867

The classical scholar Edith Hamilton was born on August 12, 1867. She retired as head mistress of an exclusive girl's school before she began publishing the numerous works describing the classical world, which made her famous, such as The Greek Way, which, though written in 1930, was a Book of the Month Club selection in 1957. Hamilton has been described as an animal lover, never without a cat or a dog.

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