Ancient Greek Literary Letters

Ancient Greek Literary Letters

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The first referenece to letter writing occurs in the first text of western literature, Homer's Iliad. From the very beginning, Greeks were enthusiastic letter writers, and letter writing became a distinct literary genre. Letters were included in the works of historians but they also formed the basis of works of fiction, and the formal substructure for many kinds of poem. Patricia Rosenmeyer, an authority on the history of the Greek letter, assembles in this book a representative selection of such 'literary letters', from Aelian and Alciphron to Philostrartus and the supposed letters of Themistocles. The book will be valuable for all students of Greek literature especially those studying Greek (and Latin) letter.If you would be so kind as to write out the speech you made in Phrynea#39;s defense, then weall promise to set upa gold statueof you anywhere you want inGreece. 4.4 Bacchis to Phryne I was ... I think your trial turned out to be a piece of good luck.

Title:Ancient Greek Literary Letters
Author:Patricia A. Rosenmeyer
Publisher:Routledge - 2006-09-27


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