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Cicero in Letters: Epistolary Relations of the Late Republic

Peter White


This book is a guide to the first large letter collection that survives from the Greco‐Roman world. The correspondence of Cicero consists of nearly 950 letters and embraces almost every major political figure of the Late Republic. Chapters 1 through 3 of this study describe external constraints affecting the letters that have come down to us. Some were the result of Roman conventions regarding social interaction, while others reflect logistical difficulties of long‐distance communication. Another series of constraints on the way letters were written arose from generic expectations about episto ... More

Keywords: constraints, distance, epistolary form, editor, literary, advice, leadership, cooperation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780195388510
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388510.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter White, author
University of Chicago
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