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.
Classical Studies; English
Favicchia, Lisa Marie, "The Lost Letters of Calpurnia: An Epistolary Novella Based on the Life of Pliny the Younger's Wife" (2013). Senior Independent Study Theses. Paper 45.
Classical Literature and Philology
epistolary novella, calpurnia, roman letter collection
Bachelor of Arts
Senior Independent Study Thesis
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