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Ancient Letters: Classical and Late Antique Epistolography

Ruth Morello and A. D. Morrison (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199203956
eISBN:
9780191708244
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203956.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The surviving body of ancient letters offers the reader a stunning variety of material, ranging from the everyday letters preserved among the Oxyrhynchus papyri to imperial rescripts, New Testament ... More


Cicero in Letters: Epistolary Relations of the Late Republic

Peter White

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195388510
eISBN:
9780199866717
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388510.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book is a guide to the first large letter collection that survives from the Greco‐Roman world. The correspondence of Cicero consists of nearly 950 letters and embraces almost every major ... More


Familiarity in Life and Letters

Sarah M. S. Pearsall

in Atlantic Families: Lives and Letters in the Later Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199532995
eISBN:
9780191714443
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199532995.003.0004
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter defines the concept of familiarity, a means by which even individuals not related by family could achieve family-like relationships. Such familiarity — distinguished from either ... More


Disciplining Christians: Correction and Community in Augustine’s Letters

Jennifer V. Ebbeler

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195372564
eISBN:
9780199932122
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372564.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Religions

This book reconsiders several of Augustine's most well-known letter exchanges, including his famously controversial correspondence with Jerome and his efforts to engage his Donatist rivals in a ... More


Love Letters from Golok: A Tantric Couple in Modern Tibet

Holly Gayley

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231180528
eISBN:
9780231542753
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231180528.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Love Letters from Golok chronicles the courtship between two Buddhist tantric masters, Tare Lhamo (1938–2002) and Namtrul Rinpoche (1944–2011), and their passion for reinvigorating Buddhism in ... More


Postcards Home: The Heroides as Letters

Efrossini Spentzou

in Readers and Writers in Ovid's Heroides: Transgressions of Genre and Gender

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199255689
eISBN:
9780191719608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199255689.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter focuses on those features of the Heroides which are directly related to their epistolary form, in an attempt to explore the ways in which letter-writing and letter-reading creates and ... More


Alciphron's Epistolarity *

Jason König

in Ancient Letters: Classical and Late Antique Epistolography

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199203956
eISBN:
9780191708244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203956.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines Alciphron's Letters, which portray a world of longing and loss, a world of fragile happiness and comic disillusionment. There are four books: Letters from Fishermen, Farmers, ... More


Better than Speech: Some Advantages of the Letter in the Second Sophistic *

Owen Hodkinson

in Ancient Letters: Classical and Late Antique Epistolography

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199203956
eISBN:
9780191708244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203956.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter suggests some ways of thinking about the epistolary genre and its development in Greek literature, focusing on some particular examples from ‘Second Sophistic’ epistolographers who built ... More


Mixed Messages: The Play of Epistolary Codes in Two Late Antique Latin Correspondences *

Jennifer Ebbeler

in Ancient Letters: Classical and Late Antique Epistolography

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199203956
eISBN:
9780191708244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203956.003.0014
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter considers two celebrated epistolary relationships from the 4th century AD: the famously dysfunctional correspondence of Augustine and Jerome, and the reputedly bitter final years of ... More


Reconstructing Lowth's Social Network

Ingrid Tieken‐Boon van Ostade

in The Bishop's Grammar: Robert Lowth and the Rise of Prescriptivism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199579273
eISBN:
9780191595219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579273.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, English Language

Lowth's social networks at different periods in his life using his collected correspondence as a basis but also other documents, like his lists of presentation copies for Isaiah (1778). An important ... More


Communicative Competence and the Language of the Letters

Ingrid Tieken‐Boon van Ostade

in The Bishop's Grammar: Robert Lowth and the Rise of Prescriptivism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199579273
eISBN:
9780191595219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579273.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, English Language

Subdivided into different categories of formality, Lowth's letters are analysed in this chapter to describe his communicative competence. Depending on the nature of his relationship with his ... More


Didacticism and Epistolarity in Horace's Epistles 1

A. D. Morrison

in Ancient Letters: Classical and Late Antique Epistolography

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199203956
eISBN:
9780191708244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203956.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter investigates how the ‘epistolarity’, the ‘letteriness’ of Horace's Epistles relates to and complements the didactic, instructive element of the book and vice versa. Horace is the first ... More


The Importance of Form in Seneca's Philosophical Letters

Brad Inwood

in Ancient Letters: Classical and Late Antique Epistolography

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199203956
eISBN:
9780191708244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203956.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines what makes Seneca's philosophical letters work the way they do for their readers and why they were written the way they were. In this discussion, it is suggested that some of ... More


Confidence, Inuidia, and Pliny's Epistolary Curriculum

Ruth Morello

in Ancient Letters: Classical and Late Antique Epistolography

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199203956
eISBN:
9780191708244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203956.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines in detail Pliny's ‘inclusive’ persona, and particularly the ways in which his correspondence fosters a community of addressees and develops a didactic project in literary ... More


Epilogue

Adrian Gully

in The Culture of Letter-Writing in Pre-Modern Islamic Society

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748633739
eISBN:
9780748653133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633739.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This book has brought to the fore some of the complexities and the beauties of the culture of letter-writing in the pre-modern Islamic period, and in focusing on the account of the secretary and his ... More


Postal Pleasures: Sex, Scandal, and Victorian Letters

Kate Thomas

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199730919
eISBN:
9780199918461
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730919.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

In 1889 uniformed post boys were found moonlighting in a West End brothel frequented by men of the upper classes. "The Cleveland Street Scandal" erupted and Victorian Britain was gripped by the ... More


Women Letter-Writers in Tudor England

James Daybell

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199259915
eISBN:
9780191717437
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199259915.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This book presents a study of women's letters and letter-writing during the early modern period, and acts as a corrective to traditional ways of reading and discussing letters as private, elite, ... More


Genre and Countergenre: Age of Iron, Pamela, and Don Quixote

Patrick Hayes

in J.M. Coetzee and the Novel: Writing and Politics after Beckett

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199587957
eISBN:
9780191723292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587957.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter argues that the sheer inventiveness of Coetzee's exploration of the relationship between an ‘ethics of alterity’ and the situation of South African politics has been misunderstood due to ... More


‘Observation, Discipline, and Company’: The Overlooked Reader

William May

in Stevie Smith and Authorship

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199583379
eISBN:
9780191723193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199583379.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter explores Smith's construction of a reading figure in her three novels. It examines how the addresses to the reader develop through Novel on Yellow Paper (1936) and Over the Frontier ... More


Modern Chinese Letters and Epistolary Fiction

BONNIE S. McDOUGALL

in Love-Letters and Privacy in Modern China: The Intimate Lives of Lu Xun and Xu Guangping

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199256792
eISBN:
9780191698378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199256792.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

The appearance of modern love-letters in China dates back to 1915, with the publication of a manual claiming to offer advice and models for courtship by letters composed in classical Chinese. The ... More


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