Abstract

This epistolary novella based on the life of Calpurnia, the wife of Pliny the Younger, aims to bring to life the voice of this ancient Roman woman. Through the study of Roman elite women and their society, the letters of Pliny the Younger, modern epistolary novels, and the genre of the Roman epistolary collection, this novella seeks to give a voice to ancient Roman women as well as to provide a dynamic literary creation that will be both informative as well as entertaining to readers from any educational background.

Advisor

Bourne, Daniel

Second Advisor

Shaya, Josephine

Department

Classical Studies; English

Disciplines

Classical Literature and Philology

Publication Date

2013

Degree Granted

Bachelor of Arts

Document Type

Senior Independent Study Thesis

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