Ancient Greek Literary Letters: Selections in Translation / Edition 1

Ancient Greek Literary Letters: Selections in Translation / Edition 1

by Patricia A. Rosenmeyer
ISBN-10:
0415285518
ISBN-13:
9780415285513
Pub. Date:
01/19/2006
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
ISBN-10:
0415285518
ISBN-13:
9780415285513
Pub. Date:
01/19/2006
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Ancient Greek Literary Letters: Selections in Translation / Edition 1

Ancient Greek Literary Letters: Selections in Translation / Edition 1

by Patricia A. Rosenmeyer
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Overview

The first referenece to letter writing occurs in the first text of western literature, Homer's Iliad. From the very beginning, Greeks were enthusiastic letter writers, and letter writing became a distinct literary genre. Letters were included in the works of historians but they also formed the basis of works of fiction, and the formal substructure for many kinds of poem.

Patricia Rosenmeyer, an authority on the history of the Greek letter, assembles in this book a representative selection of such 'literary letters', from Aelian and Alciphron to Philostrartus and the supposed letters of Themistocles.

The book will be valuable for all students of Greek literature especially those studying Greek (and Latin) letter.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415285513
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 01/19/2006
Series: Routledge Classical Translations
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 5.44(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

1. Classical Greek Literary Letters 2. Hellenistic Literary Letters 3. Letters and Prose Fictions of the Second Sophistic 4. The Epistolary Novella 5. Pseudo-Historical Letter Collections of the Second Sophistic 6. Invented Correspondences, Imaginary Voices
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