Ancient Greek Letter Writing

Ancient Greek Letter Writing

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Ceccarelli offers a history of the development of letter writing in ancient Greece from the archaic to the early Hellenistic period. Highlighting the specificity of letter-writing, the volume looks at documentary letters and traces the role of embedded letters in the texts of the ancient historians, in drama, and in the speeches of the orators.The letter closes on a first person plural, encompassing sender and addressee, Pausanias and Xerxes (rhetorically, an astute move). ... have saved for me across the sea from Byzantium, an obligation will be laid up for you in our house, recorded forever; ... a proof of authenticity: Herodotusa#39; work shows that the form of address and the language typical of an oriental king were ... format took place between Persians and Greeks; if it is a false document produced to incriminate Pausanias, anbsp;...

Title:Ancient Greek Letter Writing
Author:Paola Ceccarelli
Publisher:Oxford University Press - 2013-09


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