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The Resource Material aspects of letter writing in the Graeco-Roman world, 500 BC-AD 300, Antonia Sarri

Material aspects of letter writing in the Graeco-Roman world, 500 BC-AD 300, Antonia Sarri

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Material aspects of letter writing in the Graeco-Roman world, 500 BC-AD 300
Title
Material aspects of letter writing in the Graeco-Roman world, 500 BC-AD 300
Statement of responsibility
Antonia Sarri
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • grc
  • eng
Summary
Letter writing was widespread in the Graeco-Roman world, as indicated by the large number of surviving letters and their extensive coverage of all social categories. Despite a large amount of work that has been done on the topic of ancient epistolography, material and formatting conventions have remained underexplored, mainly due to the difficulty of accessing images of letters in the past. Thanks to the increasing availability of digital images and the appearance of more detailed and sophisticated editions, we are now in a position to study such aspects. This book examines the development of letter writing conventions from the archaic to Roman times, and is based on a wide corpus of letters that survive on their original material substrates. The bulk of the material is from Egypt, but the study takes account of comparative evidence from other regions of the Graeco-Roman world. Through analysis of developments in the use of letters, variations in formatting conventions, layout and authentication patterns according to the sociocultural background and communicational needs of writers, this book sheds light on changing trends in epistolary practice in Graeco-Roman society over a period of roughly eight hundred years.-Publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sarri, Antonia
Dewey number
886/.0109
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
In English; includes some text in Greek
LC call number
PA3042
LC item number
.S37 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Materiale Textkulturen,
Series volume
Band 12
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  • Classical letters
  • Letter writing, Classical
  • Classical letters
  • Letter writing, Classical
  • Brief
  • Griechisch
  • Konvention
  • Papyrus
  • Ägypten
  • levelezés
  • levelezés
Label
Material aspects of letter writing in the Graeco-Roman world, 500 BC-AD 300, Antonia Sarri
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Control code
1013873740
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
viii, 388 pages
Isbn
9783110426946
Lccn
2017055578
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9783110426946
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1013873740
Label
Material aspects of letter writing in the Graeco-Roman world, 500 BC-AD 300, Antonia Sarri
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Control code
1013873740
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
viii, 388 pages
Isbn
9783110426946
Lccn
2017055578
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9783110426946
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1013873740

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