Ciceros Correspondence: A Literary Study

Hardcover | December 1, 1997

byG. O. Hutchinson

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There has been a great revival of interest in the writings of Cicero, one of the most important Latin prose writers; his letters have remained unaccountably neglected, save for basic textual and explanatory work, and for detailed history. This study shows that Cicero's letters should beregarded as artistic works, the artistry no less real for being bound up with personal situations. With close analyses, extensive use of contemporary literature, and a new understanding of the role of rhythm in the letters, Prof Hutchinson reveals the value of approaching the letters as writing.Such an approach will be found of significance for history as well as literature. All Latin in the text is translated. translated.

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There has been a great revival of interest in the writings of Cicero, one of the most important Latin prose writers; his letters have remained unaccountably neglected, save for basic textual and explanatory work, and for detailed history. This study shows that Cicero's letters should beregarded as artistic works, the artistry no less ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:252 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.79 inPublished:December 1, 1997Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198150660

ISBN - 13:9780198150664

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`Throughout, Hutchinson's clear and commonsensical approach makes this valuable reading not only for the specialist but for anyone interested in literary aspects of letters. Particularly welcome to the non-specialist will be Hutchinson's decision to keep discussion of scholarly controversiesto a minimum, and that relegated to the footnotes ... the greatest contribution of this book consists in Hutchinson's approach, which represents a sensitive and perspicuous application of a similar thesis to Cicero's letters.'Ann Vasaly, Boston University, Classical World, June 1999