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Roman Letters

An Anthology

2013. Buch. 224 S. Hardcover

Wiley. ISBN 978-1-4443-3950-5

Format (B x L): 18,9 x 24,6 cm

Gewicht: 598 g

In englischer Sprache


Roman Letters offers a diverse and rich selection of original translations of ancient Roman letters spanning from the 1st century BCE to the 2nd century CE. The wide range of selections includes translations of prose and verse letters, letters sent and received, canonical epistolary authors such as Cicero, Ovid, Pliny the Younger, and less familiar texts including papyrus letters from Oxyrhynchus, Egypt, and wood leaf tablets from the Vindolanda fort in Britain. In addition, the volume contains representative New Testament letters and some illustrative excerpts from ancient epistolary theorists. This unique range of authors and texts illustrates the breadth, depth and diversity of the epistolary genre; letters are arranged chronologically, grouped according to author or collection, and have been carefully selected to reflect various themes and topics, such as death and consolation, literary production, entertainment, dining, politics, and philosophy. A valuable introduction includes discussion of the letter as a genre, as well as the practical issues of letter-writing materials and letter delivery in the ancient world, and includes maps to help readers visualize the distance many letters traveled, and an index of authors and topics. An accompanying website offers additional, complementary letters.


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