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By Patricia A. Rosenmeyer

This e-book bargains the 1st complete examine using imaginary letters in Greek literature from Homer to Philostratus. by way of imaginary letters, it skill letters written within the voice of one other, and both inserted right into a narrative (epic, historiography, tragedy, the novel), or comprising a free-standing assortment (e.g. the Greek love letter collections of the Imperial Roman period). The e-book demanding situations the inspiration that Ovid "invented" the fictitious letter shape within the Heroides, and considers a wealth of Greek antecedents for the later ecu epistolary novel culture.

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