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Contents List of Abbreviations xv List of Contributors xvi INTRODUCTION: What is a Letter? 1 Roy K. Gibson and A. D. Morrison 1.Down among the Documents: Criticism and Papyrus Letters 17 G. O. Hutchinson 2. when who should walk into the room but : Epistoliterarity in Cicero, Ad Qfr. 3.1 37 John Henderson 3.Ciceros Stomach: Political Indignation and the Use of Repeated Allusive Expressions in Ciceros Correspondence 87 Stanley E. Hoffer 4.Didacticism and Epistolarity in Horaces Epistles 1 107 A. D. Morrison 5.The Importance of Form in Senecas Philosophical Letters 133 Brad Inwood 6.Letters of Recommendation and the Rhetoric of Praise 149 Roger Rees 7.Confidence, Inuidia, and Plinys Epistolary Curriculum 169 Ruth Morello 8.The Letters the Thing (in Pliny, Book 7) 191 William Fitzgerald 9.The Epistula in Ancient Scientific and Technical Literature, with Special Reference to Medicine 211 D. R. Langslow 10.Back to Fronto: Doctor and Patient in his Correspondence with an Emperor 235 Annelise Freisenbruch 11.Alciphrons Epistolarity 257 Jason Knig 12.Better than Speech: Some Advantages of the Letter in the Second Sophistic 283 Owen Hodkinson 13.Mixed Messages: The Play of Epistolary Codes in Two Late Antique Latin Correspondences 301 Jennifer Ebbeler 14.St Patrick and the Art of Allusion 325 Andrew Fear Appendix to Chapter 14: Epistola ad Milites Corotici, translated by David Howlett 338 Bibliography 349 Index of Subjects 367 Index of Names 000
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Latin letters -- History and criticism.
Letter-writing, Latin -- History.
Authors, Latin -- Correspondence -- History and criticism.
Statesmen -- Rome -- Correspondence -- History and criticism.