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Late Antique Letter Collections: A Critical Introduction and Reference Guide

Cristiana Sogno, Bradley K. Storin, and Edward J. Watts


This volume provides the first comprehensive overview of the extant Greek and Latin letter collections of late antiquity (ca. 300-600 C.E.). Bringing together an international team of historians, classicists, and scholars of religion, it illustrates how letter collections advertised an image of the letter writer and introduces the social and textual histories of each collection. Nearly every chapter focuses on the letter collection of a different late ancient author—from the famous (or even infamous) to the obscure—and investigates its particular issues of content, arrangement, and publication ... More

Keywords: letter collections, letters, late antiquity, epistolography, Roman history, Roman literature

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Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780520281448
Published to California Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520281448.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Cristiana Sogno, editor
Fordham University

Bradley K. Storin, editor
Louisiana State University

Edward J. Watts, editor
University of California, San Diego

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Nine The Letter Collection of Ambrose of Milan

Gérard Nauroy, translated by Cristiana Sogno with the assistance of Bradley K. Storin and Edward J. Watts

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