×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

Ancient Letters: Classical and Late Antique Epistolography
     

Ancient Letters: Classical and Late Antique Epistolography

5.0 1
by Ruth Morello, A. D. Morrison (Editor)
 

The surviving body of ancient letters offers the reader a stunning variety of material, ranging from the everyday letters preserved among the Oxyrhynchus papyri to imperial rescripts, New Testament Epistles, fictional or pseudepigraphical letters and a wealth of missives on almost every conceivable subject. They offer us a unique insight into ancient practices in

Overview

The surviving body of ancient letters offers the reader a stunning variety of material, ranging from the everyday letters preserved among the Oxyrhynchus papyri to imperial rescripts, New Testament Epistles, fictional or pseudepigraphical letters and a wealth of missives on almost every conceivable subject. They offer us a unique insight into ancient practices in the fields of politics, literature, philosophy, medicine and many other areas. This collection presents a series of case studies in ancient letters, asking how each letter writer manipulates the epistolary tradition, why he chose the letter form over any other, and what effect the publication of volumes of collected letters might have had upon a reader's engagement with epistolary works. This volume is the first of its kind on ancient letters in any language, and it brings together both well-established and promising young scholars currently working in the fields of ancient literature, history, philosophy and medicine to engage in a shared debate about this most adaptable and 'interdisciplinary' of genres.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"This is an excellent addition to recent work on ancient epistles."—David Konstan, The Classical Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199203956
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
07/26/2007
Pages:
350
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 5.40(h) x 1.10(d)

Related Subjects

Meet the Author

Ruth Morello and A. D. Morrison arre both Lecturers in Classics at the University of Manchester.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews

Ancient Letters: Classical and Late Antique Epistolography 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Manirul More than 1 year ago
Lovely...! beautiful.....!.... Just enjoy it.....!