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By Paola Ceccarelli

during this quantity, Ceccarelli deals a heritage of the advance of letter writing in old Greece from the archaic to the early Hellenistic interval. Highlighting the specificity of letter-writing, in preference to other kinds of communique and writing, the quantity seems to be at documentary letters, but additionally lines the position of embedded letters within the texts of the traditional historians, in drama, and within the speeches of the orators.

While a letter is in itself the transcription of an oral message and, as such, will be both fair or deceitful, letters received destructive connotations within the 5th century, in particular while used for transactions in regards to the public and never the non-public sphere. seen because the software of tyrants or close to jap kings, those damaging connotations have been obvious specifically in Athens the place comedy and tragedy testified to an underlying crisis with epistolary conversation. In different parts of the
Greek global, reminiscent of Sparta or Crete, the letter can have been visible as an unproblematic device for handling public rules, with inscriptions documenting the professional use of letters not just by way of the Hellenistic kings, but in addition through a few poleis.

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