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 grew to become a special literary style. Letters have been incorporated within the works of historians yet additionally they shaped the root of works of fiction, and the formal substructure for plenty of varieties of poem.
Patricia Rosenmeyer, an expert at the historical past of the Greek letter, assembles during this booklet a consultant choice of such 'literary letters', from Aelian and Alciphron to Philostrartus and the meant letters of Themistocles.
The booklet can be helpful for all scholars of Greek literature in particular these learning Greek (and Latin) letter.
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