Ancient Letters: Classical and Late Antique Epistolography by Ruth Morello,A. D. Morrison

By Ruth Morello,A. D. Morrison

The surviving physique of old letters deals the reader a gorgeous number of fabric, starting from the standard letters preserved one of the Oxyrhynchus papyri to imperial rescripts, New testomony Epistles, fictional or pseudepigraphical letters and a wealth of missives on nearly each plausible topic. they provide us a distinct perception into old practices within the fields of politics, literature, philosophy, medication and lots of different components. This assortment offers a
series of case reports in old letters, asking how every one letter author manipulates the epistolary culture, why he selected the letter shape over the other, and what impact the e-book of volumes of accumulated letters may need had upon a reader's engagement with epistolary works. This quantity is
the first of its type on historic letters in any language, and it brings jointly either well-established and promising younger students at present operating within the fields of historical literature, heritage, philosophy and medication to have interaction in a shared debate approximately this so much adaptable and 'interdisciplinary' of genres.

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