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Ancient Greek letter writing : a cultural history, 600 BC- 150 BC

Author: Paola Ceccarelli
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2013.
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Ceccarelli offers a history of the development of letter writing in ancient Greece from the archaic to the early Hellenistic period. Highlighting the specificity of letter-writing, the volume looks at documentary letters and traces the role of embedded letters in the texts of the ancient historians, in drama, and in the speeches of the orators.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
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Ceccarelli, Paola, 1962- author.
Ancient Greek letter writing
(OCoLC)834435298
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paola Ceccarelli
ISBN: 9780191663079 0191663077 9780191757174 0191757179
OCLC Number: 867631037
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 435 pages) : map
Contents: PREFACE ; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS ; LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS ; PART I: GREEK BEGINNINGS: WRITING AND LETTER WRITING, EVIDENCE AND REPRESENTATION ; PART II: LETTER-WRITING AND THE POLIS ; APPENDIX I ; APPENDIX II ; APPENDIX III ; BIBLIOGRAPHY ; INDEX
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this book will henceforth be crucial for all research on epistolary writing in the Greek world, and for many studies of letters in contemporary non-Greek cultures and in the Roman Empire. Owen Read more...

 
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