Letters and communities : studies in the socio-political dimensions of ancient epistolography / Paola Ceccarelli, Lutz Doering, Thorsten Fögen, and Ingo Gildenhard
- Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2018.
- First edition.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource
- Additional Creators:
- Ceccarelli, Paola, 1962-, Doering, Lutz, 1966-, Fögen, Thorsten, and Gildenhard, Ingo, 1970-
- Machine generated contents note: pt. A THEORY AND PRACTICE OF EPISTOLARY COMMUNICATION -- 1.Ancient Approaches to Letter-Writing and the Configuration of Communities through Epistles / Thorsten Fogen -- 2.Couriers and Conventions in Cicero's Epistolary Network / Bianca-Jeanette Schroder -- pt. B CONFIGURATIONS OF POWER AND EPISTOLARY COMMUNICATION: FROM GREECE TO ROME -- 3.Tyrants, Letters, and Legitimacy / Sian Lewis -- 4.Powers in Dialogue: The Letters and diagrammata of Macedonian Kings to Local Communities / Manuela Mari -- 5.Letters and Decrees: Diplomatic Protocols in the Hellenistic Period / Paola Ceccarelli -- 6.Letters, Diplomacy, and the Roman Conquest of Greece / Robin Osborne -- 7.A Republic in Letters: Epistolary Communities in Cicero's Correspondence, 49--44 BCE / Ingo Gildenhard -- pt. C LETTERS AND COMMUNITIES IN ANCIENT JUDAISM AND EARLY CHRISTIANITY -- 8.The Literary and Ideological Character of the Letters in Ezra 4--7 / Sebastian Gratz -- 9.`From Me, Jerusalem, the Holy City, to You Alexandria in Egypt, my Sister.(Bavli Sanhedrin 107b): The Role of Letters in Power Relations between `Centre' and `Periphery' in Judaism in the Hellenistic, Roman, and Early Islamic Periods / Philip Alexander -- 10.Configuring Addressee Communities in Ancient Jewish Letters: The Case of the Epistle of Baruch (2 Baruch 78-86) / Lutz Doering -- 11.The Letters of Paul and the Construction of Early Christian Networks / John M. G. Barclay -- 12.The Communities Configured in the Letter of James / Karl-Wilhelm Niebuhr -- pt. D ENVOI -- 13.Conversing with the Absent, Corresponding with the Dead: Friendship and Philosophical Community in Seneca's Letters / Catharine Edwards.
- In the ancient world, letter-writing not only forged connections between individuals, but also helped to construct and cultivate group-identities and communities. This volume explores the interrelation of epistolary communication and socio-political practice across four key cultural configurations: Greece, Rome, Judaism, and Christianity.
- 9780191842405 (ebook)
- Audience Notes:
- This edition previously issued in print: 2018.
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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