By Patricia A. Rosenmeyer
The first referenece to letter writing happens within the first textual content of western literature, Homer's Iliad. From the very starting, Greeks have been enthusiastic letter writers, and letter writing turned a special literary style. Letters have been incorporated within the works of historians yet additionally they shaped the foundation of works of fiction, and the formal substructure for lots of types of poem.
Patricia Rosenmeyer, an expert at the background of the Greek letter, assembles during this ebook a consultant collection of such 'literary letters', from Aelian and Alciphron to Philostrartus and the meant letters of Themistocles.
The booklet might be precious for all scholars of Greek literature specially these learning Greek (and Latin) letter.
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Ancient Greek Literary Letters: Selections in Translation (Routledge Classical Translations) by Patricia A. Rosenmeyer