Alciphron, Aelian, and Philostratus
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Letters by Aelian
Book DescriptionThe fictitious, highly literary Letters of Alciphron (second century CE) are mostly to invented characters. Letters of Farmers by Aelian (c. 170 235 CE) portray the country ways of their imagined writers. The Erotic Epistles of Philostratus (perhaps born c. 170 CE) resemble and may have been influenced by those of Alciphron.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780674994218
(171mm x 120mm x 28mm)
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 1-Dec-1949
Country of Publication: United States
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Historical Miscellany, Hardback (June 1997)
Aelian s "Historical Miscellany (Varia Historia)" is a pleasurable example of light reading for Romans of the early third century. Offering engaging anecdotes about historical figures, retellings of legendary events, and enjoyable descriptive pieces, Aelian s collection of nuggets and narratives appealed to a wide reading public.
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In "On the Characteristics of Animals," Aelian (c. 170 after 230 CE) collects facts and fables about the animal kingdom and invites the reader to ponder contrasts between human and animal behavior.
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