Letters

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

Some articles on letters, letter:

Spelling
... is the writing of one or more words with letters and diacritics ... always, means an accepted 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 ...
Rosa Luxemburg - Life - Germany
... The recently published Letters of Rosa Luxemburg shed important light on Rosa Luxemburg’s life in Germany ... of the book in the Globe and Mail “The three decades covered by the 230 letters in this collection provide the context for her major contributions as a political activist ... 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 ...
Vehicle Registration Plates Of Indonesia - Registration Plate Design - Design Convention
... 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 ... 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 ... collections of verse epistles, 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 ...
Zita (Hittite Prince)
... 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 ... 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:

    After the planet becomes theirs, many millions of years will have to pass before a beetle particularly loved by God, at the end of its calculations will find written on a sheet of paper in letters of fire that energy is equal to the mass multiplied by the square of the velocity of light. The new kings of the world will live tranquilly for a long time, confining themselves to devouring each other and being parasites among each other on a cottage industry scale.
    Primo Levi (1919–1987)

    American thinking, when it concerns itself with beautiful letters as when it concerns itself with religious dogma or political theory, is extraordinarily timid and superficial ... [I]t evades the genuinely serious problems of art and life as if they were stringently taboo ... [T]he outward virtues it undoubtedly shows are always the virtues, not of profundity, not of courage, not of originality, but merely those of an emasculated and often very trashy dilettantism.
    —H.L. (Henry Lewis)

    Harvey: About this Voltaire.
    Helene: What about him?
    Harvey: How’d he ever get time to do all he did?
    Helene: He lived to be old.
    Harvey: Even so, how many letters did he write?
    Helene: Oh, I don’t know exactly. Thousands.
    Harvey: I can’t remember when I even wrote one.
    Helene: You should try.
    Harvey: It’s too late. I wouldn’t know where to send it.
    Tom Waldman (d. 1985)