Letters

  • (noun): Scholarly attainment.
    Example: "He is a man of letters"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on letters, letter:

Vehicle Registration Plates Of Indonesia - Registration Plate Design - Design Convention
... plate in Indonesia follows the following format LL NNNN LL where "L" are letters of the Latin alphabet, and "N" and numbers from "0" to "9" (note that the first number is never a "0") ... The first single or double letters denote the area of registration ... This is then followed by one or two letters although they may be optional ...
Epistle - Ancient Greece and Rome
... The letters of Cicero are one of the most important sources on the history of the late Roman Republic and preserve features of colloquial Latin not always in evidence in ... The letters of Pliny the Younger likewise are studied as both examples of Latin prose with self-conscious literary qualities and sources for historical information ... composed in elegiac couplets the Heroides, letters written in the person of legendary women to their absent lovers and the Tristia and Ex Ponto, written in first person during the poet's exile ...
Rosa Luxemburg - Life - Germany
... The recently published Letters of Rosa Luxemburg shed important light on Rosa Luxemburg’s life in Germany ... Mail “The three decades covered by the 230 letters in this collection provide the context for her major contributions as a political activist, feminist and writer ... Gammel also notes that for Rosa, “the revolution was a way of life,” and yet that the letters also challenge the stereotype of “Red Rosa” as a stupid fighter ...
Spelling
... Spelling is the writing of one or more words with letters and diacritics ... standard spelling or the process of naming the letters ... Spellings attempt to transcribe the sounds of the language into alphabetic letters, but phonetic spellings are exceptions in many languages for various reasons ...
Zita (Hittite Prince)
... prince and probably the brother of Suppiluliuma I, (Šuppiluliumaš of the letters), in the 382–letter correspondence called the Amarna letters ... The letters were mostly sent to the pharaoh of Egypt from 1350-1335 BC, but other internal letters, vassal-state letters, and epics, also word texts, are part of the letter corpus ... Zita's letter to the Egyptian pharaoh is addressed to someone at the Egyptian court ...

More definitions of "letters":

  • (noun): The literary culture.
    Example: "This book shows American letters at its best"

Famous quotes containing the word letters:

    If you are one of the hewers of wood and drawers of small weekly paychecks, your letters will have to contain some few items of news or they will be accounted dry stuff.... But if you happen to be of a literary turn of mind, or are, in any way, likely to become famous, you may settle down to an afternoon of letter-writing on nothing more sprightly in the way of news than the shifting of the wind from south to south-east.
    Robert Benchley (1889–1945)

    The entire merit of a man can never be made known; nor the sum of his demerits, if he have them. We are only known by our names; as letters sealed up, we but read each other’s superscriptions.
    Herman Melville (1819–1891)

    It is hard to believe that England is so near as from your letters it appears; and that this identical piece of paper has lately come all the way from there hither, begrimed with the English dust which made you hesitate to use it; from England, which is only historical fairyland to me, to America, which I have put my spade into, and about which there is no doubt.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)