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Late Antique Letter Collections

A Critical Introduction and Reference Guide

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

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Bringing together an international team of historians, classicists, and scholars of religion, this volume provides the first comprehensive overview of the extant Greek and Latin letter collections of late antiquity (ca. 300–600 c.e.). Each chapter addresses a major collection of Greek or Latin literary letters, introducing the social and textual histories of each collection and examining its assembly, publication, and transmission. Contributions also reveal how collections operated as discrete literary genres, with their own conventions and self-presentational agendas. This book will fundamentally change how people both read these texts and use letters to reconstruct the social history of the fourth, fifth, and sixth centuries.

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6th century, social history, literary letters, literary, ancient world, anthology, 5th century, social studies, extant latin, historian, letter collection, ancient greece, ancient texts, late antiquity, literary history, literary genres, scholar, 4th century, classicists, history, religious studies, classics, international, letters, extant greek, religious scholars, correspondence, ancient rome