Ancient Letters: Classical and Late Antique Epistolography by Ruth Morello, A. D. Morrison
By Ruth Morello, A. D. Morrison
The surviving physique of historical letters bargains the reader a gorgeous number of fabric, starting from the standard letters preserved one of the Oxyrhynchus papyri to imperial rescripts, New testomony Epistles, fictional or pseudepigraphical letters and a wealth of missives on nearly each a possibility topic. they give us a different perception into historical practices within the fields of politics, literature, philosophy, drugs and lots of different parts. This assortment offers a sequence of case reports in old letters, asking how every one letter author manipulates the epistolary culture, why he selected the letter shape over the other, and what impression the booklet of volumes of accumulated letters may have had upon a reader's engagement with epistolary works. This quantity is the 1st of its type on historic letters in any language, and it brings jointly either well-established and promising younger students at present operating within the fields of old literature, historical past, philosophy and drugs to have interaction in a shared debate approximately this such a lot adaptable and 'interdisciplinary' of genres.