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Life and letters in the ancient Greek world

Author: J V Muir
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2009.
Series: Routledge monographs in classical studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"From the first 'murderous symbols' scratched on a tablet instructing the recipient to kill the one who delivered it, to the letters of St Paul to the early Church, and to later literary experiments, this comprehensive study examines the range of letter-writing in the ancient Greek world. Containing extensive translated examples from both life and fiction, it looks at personal and private letters, providing a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J V Muir
ISBN: 9780203889527 0203889525 9780415391306 041539130X
OCLC Number: 613420726
Description: xiii, 240 pages : map ; 24 cm.
Contents: Greek letters : an introduction --
Personal and family letters --
Business letters --
Letters of state --
The letter as tract --
Greek letters in the early Christian church --
Letters in Greek literature.
Series Title: Routledge monographs in classical studies.
Responsibility: John Muir.
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