About the Author
GUSTAV SCHWAB (1792-1850) was a German writer, educator, pastor, and publisher. Born in Stuttgart, he studied philology, philosophy, and theology at the University of Tübingen. Schwab’s collection of myths and legends of classical antiquity was published in 1838 and was widely used in German schools.
WERNER JAEGER (1888-1961) was one of the great classicists of the twentieth century. He immigrated to the United States from Prussia in 1936 and taught classics first at the University of Chicago and then at Harvard University. He is best known for his multi-volume work Paideia: The Ideals of Greek Culture.