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The Resource Greek and Latin letters in late antiquity : the Christianisation of a literary form, Pauline Allen, University of Pretoria ; Bronwen Neil, Macquarie University, Sydney, (electronic resource)

Greek and Latin letters in late antiquity : the Christianisation of a literary form, Pauline Allen, University of Pretoria ; Bronwen Neil, Macquarie University, Sydney, (electronic resource)

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Greek and Latin letters in late antiquity : the Christianisation of a literary form
Title
Greek and Latin letters in late antiquity
Title remainder
the Christianisation of a literary form
Statement of responsibility
Pauline Allen, University of Pretoria ; Bronwen Neil, Macquarie University, Sydney
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Language
eng
Summary
"Late Antiquity - by which we mean the period from 300 to 600 CE - has rightly been called the golden age of epistolography, one which has few equivalents, even taking Cicero, Pliny the Younger, Fronto or Cyprian into account. Mullett notes that fourth- and fifth-century Greek letters make up the majority of Byzantine letters. O'Brien points out that in the third century 177 letters survive from eleven writers in Latin, while from the fourth century the works of twenty-one epistolographers have come down to us in 395 letters, and 933 from forty-one writers from the fifth century, while after the sixth century the number of letters falls off sharply.3 This exponential increase in epistolary activity is all the more surprising given that in the Classical period only eminent and politically active people could afford a private postal service, and the relatively high mortality rate of ancient letters"--
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1948-
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Allen, Pauline
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Neil, Bronwen
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  • Classical letters
  • Christian literature, Early
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Greek and Latin letters in late antiquity : the Christianisation of a literary form, Pauline Allen, University of Pretoria ; Bronwen Neil, Macquarie University, Sydney, (electronic resource)
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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ssj0002465891
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (pages cm)
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online
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Isbn
9781316510131
Lccn
2020014622
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remote
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(WaSeSS)ssj0002465891
Label
Greek and Latin letters in late antiquity : the Christianisation of a literary form, Pauline Allen, University of Pretoria ; Bronwen Neil, Macquarie University, Sydney, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
ssj0002465891
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (pages cm)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9781316510131
Lccn
2020014622
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0002465891

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