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Publisher: [Place of publication not identified], OXFORD UNIV Press, 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English

In the ancient world, letter-writing not only forged connections between individuals, but also helped to construct and cultivate group-identities and communities. This volume explores the  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
ISBN: 0198804202 9780198804208
OCLC Number: 1016935067
Contents: FrontmatterList of Contributors0: Paola Ceccarelli, Lutz Doering, Thorsten Foegen, and Ingo Gildenhard: IntroductionA: Theory and Practice of Epistolary Communication1: Thorsten Foegen: Ancient Approaches to Letter-Writing and the Configuration of Communities through Epistles2: Bianca-Jeanette Schroeder: Couriers and Conventions in Cicero's Epistolary NetworkB: Configurations of Power and Epistolary Communication: From Greece to Rome3: Sian Lewis: Tyrants, Letters, and Legitimacy4: Manuela Mari: Powers in Dialogue: The Letters and diagrammata of Macedonian Kings to Local Communities5: Paola Ceccarelli: Letters and Decrees: Diplomatic Protocols in the Hellenistic Period6: Robin Osborne: Letters, Diplomacy, and the Roman Conquest of Greece7: Ingo Gildenhard: A Republic in Letters: Epistolary Communities in Cicero s Correspondence, 49-43 BCEC: Letters and Communities in Ancient Judaism and Early Christianity8: Sebastian Gratz: The Literary and Ideological Character of the Letters in Ezra 4-79: Philip Alexander: 'From me, Jerusalem, the Holy City, to you Alexandria in Egypt, my Sister ....' (Bavli Sanhedrin 107b): The Role of Letters in Power Relations between 'Centre' and 'Periphery' in Judaism in the Hellenistic, Roman, and Early Islamic Periods10: Lutz Doering: Configuring Addressee Communities in Ancient Jewish Letters: The Case of the Epistle of Baruch (2 Baruch 78-86)11: John M. G. Barclay: The Letters of Paul and the Construction of Early Christian Networks12: Karl-Wilhelm Niebuhr: The Communities Configured in the Letter of JamesD: Envoi13: Catharine Edwards: Conversing with the Absent, Corresponding with the Dead: Friendship and Philosophical Community in Seneca's LettersEndmatterGeneral IndexIndex locorumIndex of Authors


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