Jon Hall, Politeness and Politics in Cicero’s letters.

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Jonathan P. Zarecki, Associate Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: We have all wrestled at some point with the concept of politeness, since so much of our professional interaction is done via the written word. Whether as a newly-minted Ph.D. wondering how to address a senior scholar, as an instructor dealing with overly-chummy emails from students, or even in writing a book review, the struggle with the proper methods of address and how to raise concerns without resorting to personal attacks is omnipresent.

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Language: English
Date: 2009
book reviews, politeness, courtesy, cicero, classic literature, politics

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