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Ancient Greek Literary Letters: Selections in Translation by Patricia A. Rosenmeyer

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By Patricia A. Rosenmeyer

The 1st referenece to letter writing happens within the first textual content of western literature, Homer's Iliad. From the very starting, Greeks have been enthusiastic letter writers, and letter writing turned a different literary style. Letters have been incorporated within the works of historians yet additionally they shaped the foundation of works of fiction, and the formal substructure for lots of varieties of poem. Patricia Rosenmeyer, an expert at the heritage of the Greek letter, assembles during this booklet a consultant choice of such 'literary letters', from Aelian and Alciphron to Philostrartus and the meant letters of Themistocles. The ebook can be helpful for all scholars of Greek literature specifically these learning Greek (and Latin) letter.

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I won’t even mention 36 LETTERS OF THE SECOND SOPHISTIC 1111 2 3111 4 5111 6 7 8 9 10111 11 2 3111 4 5 6 7 8 9 20111 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 30111 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 40111 1 21111 folio the plotting, the hatred you inevitably arouse in the poor against yourselves if you decide to enjoy your wealth alone. The curses they threaten to call down on you! —to the homes of those very same poor people. But the worst of it will be that the most beautiful of your wine pourers will go bald in an instant, after having broken the wine jar.

As it is, you dine extravagantly behind closed doors, and if every now and then you’re willing to invite one of them in, the party brings more misery than good fun, and you try hard to find 35 LETTERS OF THE SECOND SOPHISTIC 1111 2 3 4 5111 6 7 8 9 10111 11 2 3111 4 5 6 7 8 9 20111 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 30111 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 40111 1 21111 folio ways to insult them. It’s pretty nasty, for example, when you don’t let them drink the same quality wine as you do, by Heracles. I suppose you could fault them for not just getting up in the middle of it and going home, leaving the party entirely to you.

I know you’re exactly my age, you went to school with me, and you’ve never set foot outside the city gates. ” 46 LETTERS OF THE SECOND SOPHISTIC 1111 2 3111 4 5111 6 7 8 9 10111 11 2 3111 4 5 6 7 8 9 20111 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 30111 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 40111 1 21111 folio And when the king couldn’t figure out which one of them had been shipwrecked, he looked at Apollonius and said, “Apollonius, take this letter and read it, sir. ” Apollonius took the letter and read it; when he realized that the princess loved him, he blushed.

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