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By Bronwen Neil,Pauline Allen

Letter collections in past due antiquity provide witness to the flourishing of letter-writing, with the improvement of the quite often formulaic exchanges among elites of the Graeco-Roman global to a extra wide-ranging correspondence through bishops and clergymen, in addition to emperors and Gothic kings. The members to this quantity examine person collections from the 1st to 6th centuries CE, starting from the Pauline and Deutero-Pauline letters via monastic letters from Egypt, bishops' letter collections and early papal collections compiled for varied reasons. this is often the 1st multi-authored research of latest testomony and past due old letter collections, crossing the normal divide among those disciplines via targeting Latin, Greek, Coptic and Syriac epistolary assets. It attracts jointly prime students within the box of past due vintage epistolography from Australasia, Sweden, the uk and the United States.

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