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letters and letter writing 

The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity
Oliver NicholsonOliver Nicholson, Nathaniel MillerNathaniel Miller, Sergio La PortaSergio La Porta, Raffaella CribioreRaffaella Cribiore, Michael WilliamsMichael Williams, Sebastian BrockSebastian Brock

Throughout Antiquity and the Middle Ages letters were both an essential means of communication and a form of art. They might have a practical purpose, as when in ... ...

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