Intercepted Letters : Epistolary and Narrative in Greek and Roman Literature
Intercepted Letters examines the phenomenon of epistolarity within a range of classical Greek and Roman texts, with a focus on letters as symbols for larger, culturally constructed processes of reading and writing. Beginning with the myth of Palamedes and continuing through to the poets of the Roman period,Intercepted Letters examines the importance of epistolary motifs in narratives concerning power, voice, and interpretation.
- Hardback | 178 pages
- 154.9 x 231.1 x 20.3mm | 294.84g
- 30 Oct 2006
- Lexington Books
- Lanham, MD, United States
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Table of contents
Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Palamedes and the Death of the Author Chapter 3 Cicero's Wayward Letters Chapter 4 Epistolary Warfare Chapter 5 Forsenic Letters Chapter 6 Kinetic Letters in Drama Chapter 7 Ovidian Letters Chapter 8 Letters in the Historia Augusta Chapter 9 Postscript Chapter 10 Bibliography Chapter 11 Index
This is a thoughtful and well-written analysis of an understudied phenomenon in ancient literature. Jenkins's chapters sparkle with erudition and lucid discussion in a manner that draws the reader into a complex and playful world of misdirected missives. His topic raises issues that sit squarely at the intersection of classical studies and post-modern literary theory, and he is to be commended for showing equal competence in both fields, and in a style that is extremely enjoyable to read. In sum, a fine work of elegant complexity that bodes well for this young scholar. -- Richard Armstrong, Associate Professor of Classical Studies, University of Houston
About Thomas E. Jenkins
Thomas E. Jenkins is an assistant professor at Trinity University.