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By Patricia A. Rosenmeyer

ISBN-10: 0521028949

ISBN-13: 9780521028943

ISBN-10: 0521800048

ISBN-13: 9780521800044

A finished examine fictive letters in Greek literature from Homer to Philostratus, first released in 2001. It contains either embedded epistolary narratives in various genres (epic, historiography, tragedy, the novel), and works consisting completely of letters, similar to the pseudonymous letter collections and the invented letters of the second one Sophistic. The booklet demanding situations the concept that Ovid 'invented' the fictitious letter shape in his Heroides and considers a wealth of Greek antecedents for the later eu epistolary novel culture. Epistolary process consistently problematizes the limits among fictionality and truth. in line with a strategy of choice and self-censorship, the letter is a building, no longer a mirrored image, of truth. the writer bypasses the query of sincerity for an in depth examine epistolary self-representation, the functionality of the letter shape and the character of the connection among author and reader in a variety of old Greek texts.

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