Course Code: 1GL05B20
Start Date: 22/02/2021Day of the Week:
Length in weeks: 5
Letter writing was well established among the Greek and Roman middle classes by the end of the 4th century BC. Much can be gleaned about their social history, their private passions and grievances, the expectations of the political and ruling classes, and the development of the languages themselves. We will consider private and public letters, those intended for wider literary publication, ‘pseudo-letters’ written much later and mediaeval communications between clerics. All in English.