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Correspondence was a vital feature of the Roman Empire’s government. The emperor’s letters could become a potent tool of interest to more than just their original recipients or addressees, and many of them therefore came to enjoy a long and varied afterlife, especially in the form of Roman law codices in which most of the available sources survive. This chapter analyzes these streams of tradition as well as the basic mechanisms of Roman state communication.
Author(s): Corcoran S
Publication type: Book Chapter
Publication status: Published
Book Title: State Correspondence in the Ancient World from New Kingdom Egypt to the Roman Empire
Print publication date: 27/03/2014
Acceptance date: 01/12/2012
Series Title: Oxford Studies in Early Empires
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Place Published: New York
Notes: The chapter appears in the volume produced from two collaborative workshops held at UCL (April 2011, July 2012), as part of the project "Mechanisms of Communication in an Ancient Empire: The Correspondence between the King of Assyria and his Magnates in the 8th C. BC".
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