Ancient Greek Literary Letters: Selections in Translation

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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 ...

Ancient Greek Literary Letters: Selections in Translation 2006, Routledge

ISBN-13: 9780415285506

Greek, Ancient (to 1453)

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Ancient Greek Literary Letters: Selections in Translation 2006, Routledge

ISBN-13: 9780415285513

Greek, Ancient (to 1453)

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