Journals Higher Education



Published: 06 May 2009

288 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195329063

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Politeness and Politics in Cicero's Letters

Jon Hall

Politeness and Politics in Cicero's Letters examines the political and personal negotiations that Cicero undertakes in the letters exchanged with other powerful men of the Late Roman Republic, such as Caesar, Pompey and Mark Antony. Drawing upon sociolinguistic theories of politeness, the book explores the distinctive conventions of epistolary courtesy that shaped formal interaction among men of the Roman elite.