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Paulinus Noster: Self and Symbols in the Letters of Paulinus of Nola

Catherine Conybeare

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199240722
eISBN:
9780191600494
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199240728.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The heart of this book is a reading of the letters of Paulinus of Nola, aristocratic convert to Christianity of the late fourth‐century, and his correspondents, most notably St Augustine of Hippo. We ... More


Sending the Letter: The Post Office and the Politics of the Mail

Susan E. Whyman

in The Pen and the People: English Letter Writers 1660-1800

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199532445
eISBN:
9780191714535
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199532445.003.0003
Subject:
History, Cultural History, British and Irish Modern History

The 18th-century Post Office is usually portrayed as mired in inefficiency. New private and public sources tell a different earlier story. Post office records and 34 letter collections show how ... More


‘The Voice of One Calling in the Desert’

Andrew Cain

in The Letters of Jerome: Asceticism, Biblical Exegesis, and the Construction of Christian Authority in Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199563555
eISBN:
9780191721250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563555.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter reconstructs the original contents of one of Jerome's two known collections of his personal correspondence (Epistularum ad diversos liber) and then locates this liber in the context of ... More


Introduction: Introduction: What is a Letter?

Roy K. Gibson and 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/9780199203956.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This introduction ponders the question of what defines a letter as used by some authors over other types of document. One way of deciding where the boundary between letters and other forms of text ... More


Claiming Marcella

Andrew Cain

in The Letters of Jerome: Asceticism, Biblical Exegesis, and the Construction of Christian Authority in Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199563555
eISBN:
9780191721250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563555.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter explores the propagandistic dimensions of Jerome's other known collection of personal correspondence, the Ad Marcellam epistularum liber. The sixteen surviving letters that are taken to ... More


Late Antique Letter Collections: A Critical Introduction and Reference Guide

Cristiana Sogno, Bradley K. Storin, and Edward J. Watts (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520281448
eISBN:
9780520966192
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520281448.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This volume provides the first comprehensive overview of the extant Greek and Latin letter collections of late antiquity (ca. 300-600 C.E.). Bringing together an international team of historians, ... More


Introduction Greek and Latin Epistolography and Epistolary Collections in Late Antiquity

Cristiana Sogno, Bradley K. Storin, and Edward J. Watts

in Late Antique Letter Collections: A Critical Introduction and Reference Guide

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520281448
eISBN:
9780520966192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520281448.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter introduces the reader to the book as a whole. The volume establishes a few basic starting points for interpreting late antique letters and letter collections. First, it rejects the ... More


How to Use This Book

Cristiana Sogno, Bradley K. Storin, and Edward J. Watts (eds)

in Late Antique Letter Collections: A Critical Introduction and Reference Guide

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520281448
eISBN:
9780520966192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520281448.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter offers the reader advice on what to expect from and how make the most of this book. Each chapter is designed to straddle an encyclopedic presentation of the textual and material history ... More


Letters

Caroline Bishop

in Cicero, Greek Learning, and the Making of a Roman Classic

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198829423
eISBN:
9780191867941
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198829423.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter hypothesizes about the nature of Cicero’s planned but never published letter collection, and argues that Cicero was inspired both by Greek epistolary theory and by Greek letter ... More


Crusader Sources from the Near East (1099–1204)

Peter Edbury

in Byzantines and Crusaders in Non-Greek Sources, 1025-1204

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263785
eISBN:
9780191734304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263785.003.0003
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This chapter discusses the Crusader sources from the near East that originated between 1099 and 1204. There are no letter collections from the Latin east that were written during the twelfth century, ... More


Marcion and the Early0New Testament Text

Dieter T. Roth

in The Early Text of the New Testament

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199566365
eISBN:
9780191740985
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566365.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter considers the insight that can be gained into the early text of the NT through Marcion’s Apostolikon and Euangelion. Though Adolf von Harnack’s magisterial work on Marcion’s scriptures ... More


Lives and Letters

Isabel Rivers

in Vanity Fair and the Celestial City: Dissenting, Methodist, and Evangelical Literary Culture in England 1720-1800

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198269960
eISBN:
9780191851209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198269960.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature, History of Christianity

Religious lives and letters in a variety of formats were edited and disseminated for the purposes of example, encouragement, instruction, and pleasure. This chapter analyses a wide range of examples, ... More


The Intertwined Lives of Michael Psellos and John Mauropous

Marc D. Lauxtermann

in The Letters of Psellos: Cultural Networks and Historical Realities

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198787228
eISBN:
9780191829307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198787228.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter first discusses John Mauropous’ collection of letters and argues that it is structured around a pivotal moment in his life: his ordination to the see of Euchaita, which he viewed as ... More


Cicero, Greek Learning, and the Making of a Roman Classic

Caroline Bishop

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198829423
eISBN:
9780191867941
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198829423.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The Roman statesman, orator, and author Marcus Tullius Cicero is the embodiment of a classic. His works have been read continuously from antiquity to the present, his style is considered the model ... More


“Character ‘Bad’”: Harold Gray

Patricia Appelbaum

in Kingdom to Commune: Protestant Pacifist Culture between World War I and the Vietnam Era

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807832677
eISBN:
9781469605975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807889763_appelbaum.5
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter examines what Harold Studley Gray's Character “Bad” reveals about the culture of Protestant pacifism. Character “Bad” was an edited collection of letters written by a young man who ... More


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