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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


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


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


The Speeding of the Pickwick Coach

Jonathan H. Grossman

in Charles Dickens's Networks: Public Transport and the Novel

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199682164
eISBN:
9780191803734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199682164.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter first discusses how, in The Pickwick Papers, Dickens draws upon the effect on a community of being linked together temporally by a public transport system. It then turns to how ... More


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