Roman Letters An Anthology

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2013-09-23
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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Roman Letters offers a rich selection of original translations of ancient Roman letters spanning from the 1st century BCE to the 2nd century CE. Chronologically arranged and grouped according to author or collection, the letters cover various topics and themes selected from a broad range of authors.

  • A unique single volume text that makes classical letters accessible and readable to undergraduates and the non-specialist reader
  • Presents a wide range of authors and material, with over 200 selected texts
  • Includes selections that illustrate a complete cycle of correspondence, as well as letters written by the same author and covering the same topic/theme but sent to different recipients
  • Letters are arranged chronologically, with letters grouped according to author or collection
  • An accompanying website offers additional, complementary letters
  • Topical index highlights various topics and themes represented by the letters

Author Biography

Noelle K. Zeiner-Carmichael is Associate Professor of Classics at the College of Charleston, where she teaches courses in Latin, Greek, Roman culture, and literature in translation. She is the author of Nothing Ordinary Here: Statius as Creator of Distinction in the Silvae (2005).

Table of Contents

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A Note on Translation


Chapter 1: Introduction: Letters and Letter-Writing in Ancient Rome

Chapter 2: The Roman Republic (70 BCE – 27 BCE)

1-49 Cicero

50 Catiline (Sallust)

51-53 Catullus

Chapter 3: The Augustan Age (27 BCE – 14 CE)

54-58 Augustus (Suetonius

59-69 Horace

70-71 Propertius

72-83 Ovid

Chapter 4: The Roman Empire (14 CE – 3rd century CE)

84 Tiberius (Letter to Gytheion)

85 Claudius (Letter to Alexandrians)

86-95 Seneca the Younger

96 Paul of Tarsus (Philemon

97 Jude

98-101 Martial

102-105 Statius

106-163 Pliny the Younger

164-165 John the Elder

166-193 Fronto

194-202 Vindolanda

203-213 Papyri

Chapter 5: Letter-writing Theorists (1st century BCE – 4th century CE)

214 Pseudo-Demetrius

215 Pseudo-Libanios

Index of Topics

Index of Authors

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