Ancient Greek Letter Writing A Cultural History (600 BC- 150 BC)

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2013-12-24
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Author Biography

Paola Ceccarelli is Professor in Greek Cultural History in the Department of Classics and Ancient History at Durham University. Her research interests range from ancient dance and theatre to ancient historiography and epistolary writing.

Table of Contents

List of Abbreviations
1. Ancient Greek Letters: An Introduction
Part I: Greek Beginnings: Writing and Letter Writing, Evidence and Representation
2. Writing and Letter Writing: The Evidence
3. Writing and Letter Writing: Representations
4. When a Letter and Why? Narrative Strategies in the Ancient Historians
Part II: Letter-Writing and the Polis
5. Writing and Letter-Writing on the Athenian Dramatic Stage
6. Letters on the Legal and Political Stage
7. Royal Letters and City Decrees: the Greek Cities and Epistolary Writing
8. Epilogue
Appendix I
Archaic and Classical Documentary Letters
Appendix II
Some ancient texts on the invention of writing
Appendix III
Official Letters sent by Greek Poleis or Koina and Inscribed on Stone

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