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None but a poet can write a tragedy. For tragedy is nothing less than pain transmuted into exaltation by the alchemy of poetry.

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Edith Hamilton

Edith Hamilton (August 12, 1867 - May 31, 1963) was a German-American classicist, educator, and writer most well-known for her books The Greek Way (1930) and Mythology (1942). Mythology remains in print after six decades and is still used as an introductory text to mythology in high schools and colleges; a mark of its status is that study guides to the book exist

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