By Paola Ceccarelli
While a letter is in itself the transcription of an oral message and, as such, will be both honest or deceitful, letters bought unfavorable connotations within the 5th century, specially whilst used for transactions about the public and never the personal sphere. considered because the tool of tyrants or close to japanese kings, those destructive connotations have been obtrusive specifically in Athens the place comedy and tragedy testified to an underlying difficulty with epistolary verbal exchange. In different components of the
Greek global, corresponding to Sparta or Crete, the letter can have been noticeable as an unproblematic device for coping with public guidelines, with inscriptions documenting the authentic use of letters not just through the Hellenistic kings, but additionally by way of a few poleis.
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Ancient Greek Letter Writing: A Cultural History (600 BC- 150 BC) by Paola Ceccarelli