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The Resource Greek and Latin letters : an anthology with translation, edited by Michael Trapp

Greek and Latin letters : an anthology with translation, edited by Michael Trapp

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Greek and Latin letters : an anthology with translation
Title
Greek and Latin letters
Title remainder
an anthology with translation
Statement of responsibility
edited by Michael Trapp
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Subject
Language
  • eng
  • grc
  • lat
  • eng
Summary
"The 78 letters in this Anthology (41 Greek, 36 Latin and 1 bilingual, with facing English translation) are selected both for their intrinsic interest, and to illustrate the range of functions letters performed in the ancient world. Dating from between c. 500 BC and c. 400 AD, they include naive and high-style, 'real' and 'fictitious', and classical and patristic items: Cicero, Horace, Ovid, Seneca, Pliny, Julian, Basil and Augustine are juxtaposed with Phalaris, Diogenes, Chion, and the authors of letters on lead, wood, papyrus and stone. Four final items exemplify ancient epistolary theory. The Commentary, besides providing contextual and linguistic assistance, draws attention to specifically epistolary features and to different stylistic levels of Greek and Latin represented. Epistolary topics and formulae are discussed in the Introduction, which also provides biographical and bibliographical information on all texts and authors included, and a history of letter-writing and letter-reading in antiquity."--Jacket
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DLC
Dewey number
880
Illustrations
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Index
index present
LC call number
PA3487.E4
LC item number
G74 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Trapp, Michael B
Series statement
Cambridge Greek and Latin classics
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Classical letters
Label
Greek and Latin letters : an anthology with translation, edited by Michael Trapp
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 331-342) and indexes
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
50339556
Dimensions
19 cm
Extent
viii, 348 pages
Isbn
9780521495974
Lccn
2002031214
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
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Label
Greek and Latin letters : an anthology with translation, edited by Michael Trapp
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 331-342) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
50339556
Dimensions
19 cm
Extent
viii, 348 pages
Isbn
9780521495974
Lccn
2002031214
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
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