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 grew to become a special literary style. Letters have been integrated within the works of historians yet additionally they shaped the root of works of fiction, and the formal substructure for lots of varieties of poem.
Patricia Rosenmeyer, an expert at the historical past of the Greek letter, assembles during this e-book a consultant collection of such 'literary letters', from Aelian and Alciphron to Philostrartus and the intended letters of Themistocles.
The e-book can be worthwhile for all scholars of Greek literature specially these learning Greek (and Latin) letter.
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Even though they have no voice, they chat with people far away, whomever they wish. But if someone else happens to stand near the person reading the letter, he won’t hear a thing. 9 I, Ruﬁnus, send cheerful greetings to my sweetest Elpis, if she can be cheerful when I’m not there. I swear an oath on your eyes that I can’t bear it anymore, this loneliness, the separation, my solitary bed. When I visit Coressus’ hill and great Artemis’ shrine, I’m always dripping with tears. But tomorrow I’m coming home.
Their requests strike me as reasonable. ” They said that if I wanted them to participate in the festival equally, I should order you to hand over some clothing, perhaps some pieces you don’t need or don’t like, and you should sprinkle a little gold on the clothes for them. If you do that, they promise not to argue with you anymore in front of Zeus about your wealth; but if you don’t do it, as soon as Zeus convenes court, they threaten to call for a redistribution of property. This charity shouldn’t be hard for you to do, since you’re so well off.
This is what she wrote: To my master Clitophon, from Leucippe. That’s how I have to address you, since you are my mistress’ husband now. You know how much I’ve suffered on your account—or do I need to remind you? For your sake I left my mother and took up wandering; for your sake I was shipwrecked and captured by pirates; for your sake I became a sacriﬁcial victim, an offering of atonement, and even died not once, but twice; for your sake I was sold and chained, lugged a shovel, dug up the earth, and was whipped.