Letters

  • (noun): The literary culture.
    Example: "This book shows American letters at its best"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on letters, letter:

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 his ... 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 ...
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 ...
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 ... 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
... license 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 ... 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 ...
Zita (Hittite Prince)
... 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 ... Zita's letter to the Egyptian pharaoh is addressed to someone at the Egyptian court ...

More definitions of "letters":

  • (noun): Scholarly attainment.
    Example: "He is a man of letters"

Famous quotes containing the word letters:

    How do we know, then, when a code’s been cracked? ... when we are right? ... when do we know if we have even received a message? Why, naturally, when, upon one set of substitutions, sense emerges like the outline under a rubbing; when a single tentative construal leads to several; when all the sullen letters of the code cry TEAM! after YEA! has been, by several hands, uncovered.
    William Gass (b. 1924)

    My business is stanching blood and feeding fainting men; my post the open field between the bullet and the hospital. I sometimes discuss the application of a compress or a wisp of hay under a broken limb, but not the bearing and merits of a political movement. I make gruel—not speeches; I write letters home for wounded soldiers, not political addresses.
    Clara Barton (1821–1912)

    It is the highest and most legitimate pride of an Englishman to have the letters M.P. written after his name. No selection from the alphabet, no doctorship, no fellowship, be it of ever so learned or royal a society, no knightship,—not though it be of the Garter,—confers so fair an honour.
    Anthony Trollope (1815–1882)