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The Resource Greek and Latin letters in late antiquity : the Christianisation of a literary form, Pauline Allen, University of Pretoria ; Bronwen Neil, Macquarie University

Greek and Latin letters in late antiquity : the Christianisation of a literary form, Pauline Allen, University of Pretoria ; Bronwen Neil, Macquarie University

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Greek and Latin letters in late antiquity : the Christianisation of a literary form
Title
Greek and Latin letters in late antiquity
Title remainder
the Christianisation of a literary form
Statement of responsibility
Pauline Allen, University of Pretoria ; Bronwen Neil, Macquarie University
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Language
eng
Summary
"Late Antiquity - by which we mean the period from 300 to 600 CE - has rightly been called the golden age of epistolography, one which has few equivalents, even taking Cicero, Pliny the Younger, Fronto or Cyprian into account. Mullett notes that fourth- and fifth-century Greek letters make up the majority of Byzantine letters. O'Brien points out that in the third century 177 letters survive from eleven writers in Latin, while from the fourth century the works of twenty-one epistolographers have come down to us in 395 letters, and 933 from forty-one writers from the fifth century, while after the sixth century the number of letters falls off sharply.3 This exponential increase in epistolary activity is all the more surprising given that in the Classical period only eminent and politically active people could afford a private postal service, and the relatively high mortality rate of ancient letters"--
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1948-
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Allen, Pauline
Dewey number
886/.01
Index
index present
LC call number
PA3042
LC item number
.A525 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Neil, Bronwen
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  • Classical letters
  • Christian literature, Early
  • Christian literature, Early
  • Classical letters
Label
Greek and Latin letters in late antiquity : the Christianisation of a literary form, Pauline Allen, University of Pretoria ; Bronwen Neil, Macquarie University
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 160-181) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction to late antique letters
  • The Christianisation of the late antique letter-form
  • Preservation and transmission
  • Letter-types and their uses
  • Difficulties in spreading the word
  • Networks and communities of readers
  • Appendix 1: Timeline of ecclesiastical events
  • Appendix 2: Notable letter-writers in late antiquity
Control code
1151533596
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 189 pages
Isbn
9781316510131
Lccn
2020014622
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1151533596
Label
Greek and Latin letters in late antiquity : the Christianisation of a literary form, Pauline Allen, University of Pretoria ; Bronwen Neil, Macquarie University
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 160-181) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction to late antique letters
  • The Christianisation of the late antique letter-form
  • Preservation and transmission
  • Letter-types and their uses
  • Difficulties in spreading the word
  • Networks and communities of readers
  • Appendix 1: Timeline of ecclesiastical events
  • Appendix 2: Notable letter-writers in late antiquity
Control code
1151533596
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 189 pages
Isbn
9781316510131
Lccn
2020014622
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1151533596

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