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 unique literary style. Letters have been incorporated within the works of historians yet in addition they shaped the foundation of works of fiction, and the formal substructure for lots of sorts of poem.
Patricia Rosenmeyer, an expert at the background of the Greek letter, assembles during this booklet a consultant collection of such 'literary letters', from Aelian and Alciphron to Philostrartus and the meant letters of Themistocles.
The publication can be useful for all scholars of Greek literature in particular these learning Greek (and Latin) letter.
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Ancient Greek Literary Letters: Selections in Translation (Routledge Classical Translations) by Patricia A. Rosenmeyer