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 integrated within the works of historians yet additionally they shaped the root of works of fiction, and the formal substructure for lots of varieties of poem.
Patricia Rosenmeyer, an expert at the background of the Greek letter, assembles during this e-book a consultant number of such 'literary letters', from Aelian and Alciphron to Philostrartus and the meant letters of Themistocles.
The e-book might be helpful for all scholars of Greek literature particularly these learning Greek (and Latin) letter.
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Ancient Greek Literary Letters: Selections in Translation (Routledge Classical Translations) by Patricia A. Rosenmeyer