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The Gift of Correspondence in Classical Rome
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Amanda Wilcox is assistant professor of classics at Williams College in Massachusetts. She specializes in late republican and early imperial Latin prose, with interests in epistolography, ethics, and representations of grief and friendship.

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"Wilcox describes a 'logic of practice' for Roman letter-writing, reveals the contests and strategies at play in Cicero's exchanges with his friends, and demonstrates that Seneca created his new genre of 'moral letters' through a brilliant short-circuiting of the forms and values of the epistolary system."--James Ker, author of "The Death of Seneca"


"The letter collections of Cicero and Seneca have rarely been considered in concert, a consideration crucial to furthering our understanding of ancient epistolography, epistolarity, and ancient literary gift-giving as a whole. Wilcox's focus on letters as a sort of gift is an important, smart, and valuable one."--Sarah Culpepper Stroup, University of Washington


The letter collections of Cicero and Seneca have rarely been considered in concert, a consideration crucial to furthering our understanding of ancient epistolography, epistolarity, and ancient literary gift-giving as a whole. Wilcox s focus on letters as a sort of gift is an important, smart, and valuable one. Sarah Culpepper Stroup, University of Washington"


Wilcox describes a logic of practice for Roman letter-writing, reveals the contests and strategies at play in Cicero s exchanges with his friends, and demonstrates that Seneca created his new genre of moral letters through a brilliant short-circuiting of the forms and values of the epistolary system. James Ker, author of "The Death of Seneca""


The letter collections of Cicero and Seneca have rarely been considered in concert, a consideration crucial to furthering our understanding of ancient epistolography, epistolarity, and ancient literary gift-giving as a whole. Wilcox s focus on letters as a sort of gift is an important, smart, and valuable one. Sarah Culpepper Stroup, University of Washington

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Wilcox describes a logic of practice for Roman letter-writing, reveals the contests and strategies at play in Cicero s exchanges with his friends, and demonstrates that Seneca created his new genre of moral letters through a brilliant short-circuiting of the forms and values of the epistolary system. James Ker, author of The Death of Seneca

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