Greek Fictional Letters

Greek Fictional Letters

by C. D. N. Costa
     
 

ISBN-10: 0199240019

ISBN-13: 9780199240012

Pub. Date: 03/28/2002

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

This book explores a relatively unfamiliar and under-appreciated area of Greek literature: imaginary letters written between about 100 BC and 500 AD. Many of them are light-hearted and funny, and describe the lives of ordinary people—fisherman, farmers, courtesans. Others look at more serious and philosophical aspects of life. All the letters are

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This book explores a relatively unfamiliar and under-appreciated area of Greek literature: imaginary letters written between about 100 BC and 500 AD. Many of them are light-hearted and funny, and describe the lives of ordinary people—fisherman, farmers, courtesans. Others look at more serious and philosophical aspects of life. All the letters are translated, and the notes offer help to both expert and less informed readers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199240012
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
03/28/2002
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.00(d)

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