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ATEG VI, University of Tours, 6-8 December 2018 > programme Fabrizio Oppedisano (Pisa), ‘Sidoine Apollinaire et la legatio Arverna (467 ap. J.-C.)’. International Medieval Congress, Leeds, 2-5 July 2018 < programme Becca Grose (Reading), ‘Mobilisation or Maintenance? Remembering Persecution in Late Antique Southern Gaul - The Cases of Sidonius Apollinaris and Avitus of Vienne’. Volturnia 2018, Innsbruck, 22-23 June 2018 < programme Margot Neger (Salzburg), ‘Epigrammata recentia modo nulla dictabo: Briefliche Narrationen über die poetische Karriere des Sidonius Apollinaris’. Scuola Normale Superiore Pisa, 8 June 2018 > Procopio Antemio, imperatore di Roma < prog Fabrizio Oppedisano, ‘Sidonio, Antemio e le aspirazioni dell’aristocrazia di Roma’. CSPS Annual Meeting, 27-29 May 2018 Cillian O’Hogan (British Columbia), ‘The Perils of Parchment in the Late Latin West’ programme University College Cork, 5-6 February 2018 Joop van Waarden, ‘The Emergence of the Gallic Rogations, a Cognitive Perspective’ and ‘Foreground and Background: “You” and “I” in Sidonius Apollinaris’. University of Osnabrück, 18 January 2018 Margot Neger, ‘Versiculi parum severi: Dichterkarrieren in den Briefen des Plinius und Sidonius Apollinaris’. University of Basel, 12-13 January 2018 > Muse und Muße bei Sidonius Apollinaris < programme Speakers include Alexander Arweiler, Laila Dell’Anno, Michael Hanaghan, Judith Hindermann, Gavin Kelly, Sigrid Mratschek, Sandra Perino, Karin Schlapbach, Raphael Schwitter, Ann-Kathrin Stähle, and Joop van Waarden. Princeton, 10-12 January 2018 > Oxford-Princeton Exchange 2017-2018: Transformations of Culture in Antiquity Ian Silva, ‘Sidonius Apollinaris, Horace, and Poetic Self-Representation’. University of Bari, 20 November 2017 > Prospettive Sidoniane < programme Speakers include Tiziana Brolli, Sara Fascione, Gavin Kelly, Marisa Squillante, Annick Stoehr, Joop van Waarden, and Étienne Wolff. Fondation Hardt, 16-18 November 2017 > Au-delà de l’épithalame: le mariage dans la littérature latine < programme Henriette Harich-Schwarzbauer (Basel), ‘Die Epithalamien des Sidonius Apollinaris - satirische Transformation?’. PAMLA 115th Annual Conference, Honolulu, 10- 12 November 2017 Madeleine St. Marie (UC Riverside), ‘Unde Progressis Ad Rubiconem Ventum: Sidonius Apollin- aris and the Topography of Historical Memory. > here Wissenschaftskolleg Greifswald, 26-27 October 2017 > Die Umgestaltung der römischen Welt < programme Veronika Egetenmeyer, ‘Sidonius Apollinaris - Senatsaristokratie und die neuen Militäreliten’. Université Paris Nanterre, 26-27 October 2017 > La réception d’Ausone dans les littératures européennes < programme Marco Onorato, ‘L’arte della concinnatio da Ausonio a Sidonio Apollinare’. 5th ISLALS Conference, Salamanca, 6-7 October 2017 > Literature Squared: Metaliterary Reflections in Late Antiquity < programme Margot Neger, ‘Lascivire vetat mascula dictio: Metaliterary reflections on poems in late antique prose letters’ Marco Onorato, ‘Pinguia alabastra: metaliterature and intertextuality in Sidonius Apollinaris’ poems’. Association pour l’Antiquité Tardive, Clermont- Ferrand, 9-11 June 2017 < programme Patrice Montzamir, ‘Du nouveau sur l’épitaphe attribuée à Sidoine Apollinaire’ Annick Stoehr-Monjou, ‘L’épitaphe funéraire en l’honneur de Sidoine Apollinaire: à qui l’hommage est-il rendu?’. Centre of Classical Studies, University of Lissabon, 1-2 June 2017 > Late Antique Christian Poetry < programme Marco Onorato (Messina), ‘The poet and the light: Modulation and transposition of a Prudentian ekphrasis in two poems by Sidonius Apollinaris’. German Historical Institute, London, 6-8 April 2017 > Forced Movement in Late Antiquity: The Migration of Faith - Clerical Exile in Late Antiquity  < programme Michael Hanaghan (Cork), ‘Sidonius Apollinaris’ imprisonment as a case of epistolary revisionism’. Oxford University, 23-24 March 2017 > Voices in Late Latin Poetry < programme David Ungvary (Harvard), ‘Announcing renunciation: Sidonius Apollinaris and Horatian disavowal’ Michael Hanaghan (Cork), ‘Roma’s power and authority in Sidonius’ panegyrics (carm. 2, 5 and 7)’. Yale University, 23-26 March 2017 > Shifting Frontiers XII: The Fifth Century, Age of Transformation < programme Sara Fascione (Naples), ‘Othering in transition: Riothamus, rex Brittonum, in fifth-century Gaul’ Gavin Kelly (Edinburgh), ‘The nature of Sidonius’s letter collection’ Veronika Egetenmeyr (Kiel), ‘Barbarians transformed: The construction of identity in the Epistles of Sidonius Apollinaris’ Lucy Grig (Edinburgh), ‘Society, economy and cultural change in fifth-century Provence: a micro- regional approach’.
Willum Westenholz University of Vienna, Institut für Klassische Philologie Supervisor: Prof. Danuta Shanzer Duration: 2017-2020 Subject: ‘Gaining and Wielding Influence: Sidonius' 6th Book of Letters and the Late Antique Letter of Recommendation’ Email Giulia Marolla University of San Marino, Scuola Superiore di Studi Storici Supervisor: Prof. Gavin Kelly Duration: 2017-2020 Title: ‘A Commentary on the Fifth Book of Sidonius Apollinaris’ Letters’ Email Camille Bonnan-Garçon                                Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3, Lettres classiques Supervisors: Prof. Marie Ledentu and Bruno Bureau Duration: since 2013 Title: ‘L’épigramme et la lettre d’Ausone à Ennode de Pavie: étude stylistique littéraire et historique d’une contiguïté générique dans l’antiquité tardive’ Email - HiSoMA - Academia Veronika Egetenmeyr                                  University of Kiel, Dept of Ancient History, graduate school ‘Human Development in Landscape’ Supervisor: Prof. Josef Wiesehöfer Duration: - 2018 Title: ‘Imago Aliorum: The Construction of “Otherness” in the Epistolography of Fifth-Century Gaul’ Email - Homepage - Information - Academia   Sara Fascione                                              University of Naples ‘Federico II’, Dept of Humanities Supervisor: Prof. Marisa Squillante Finished: 2018 Title: ‘Gli “altri” al potere: Romani e barbari nella Gallia di Sidonio Apollinare’ Email - Information          Hendrik Hess                                                     University of Bonn, Dept of Medieval History Supervisor: Prof. Matthias Becher Duration: - 2016 Title: ‘Die römische Oberschicht in Gallien zwischen Imperium und Barbarenreichen im Spiegel der Personennamen’ Email - Information Lucie Desbrosses                                         Université de Franche-Comté, LETS Besançon (ISTA) Supervisor: Prof. Stéphane Ratti Duration: - 2017 Title: ‘Sidoine Apollinaire et la Gaule chrétienne au Ve siècle’ Email - LinkedIn - Information Alison John                                                University of Edinburgh, School of History, Classics and Archaeology Supervisor: Prof. Gavin Kelly Duration: - 2018 Title: ‘Secular Education in Fifth-Century Gaul’ Email
Current PhD Projects
Writing to Survive, Volume 2, Published
Latest in Lexis
Sidonius and Divination
Dominique Briquel writes on divination in Sidonius in a volume on reminiscences of the Etrusca disciplina in the fifth century. See Bibliography Recent 2016. 1 February 2017
The latest issue of Lexis (#34, 2016) features articles by Alessandro Franzoi on vicus Helena in Carm. 5, and by Stefania Santelia on Sidonius’ stance in the debate on education in Carm. 23. See Bibliography Recent 2016. 31 January 2017
Fruit of the SAxxi project, Joop van Waarden’s second volume of commentary on Book 7 of the correspondence, Writing to Survive, has come out. Read on here. 24 February 2017
Ragnahild’s Bowl
On Queen Ragnahild’s bowl, text and image: Sean Leatherbury, ‘Writing (and Reading) Silver with Sidonius’. See Recent 2017. 16 March 2017
Étienne Wolff writes on Sidonius as a traveller in the latest instalment of Antiquité Tardive. See Recent 2016.  18 March 2017
Sidonius Traveller
This volume of commissioned essays, edited by Jaś Elsner and Jesús Hernández Lobato, ‘offers, for the first time, a comprehensive account of the formal, aesthetic, and religious transformations of ancient poetics in Late Antiquity’. See Recent 2017. 24 March 2017
Recent Work
- Marco Onorato reconsiders Carm. 37 in BSL. See Bibliography Recent 2017. - Michael Hanaghan investigates ‘Micro Allusions to Pliny and Virgil in Sidonius’s Programmatic Epistles’. Look here 31 March 2017
The Poetics of Late Latin Literature
Embedded Poems
Margot Neger (Salzburg) has started a project entitled ‘Embedded Poems in Ancient Prose Letters’. Read a short description or ask for information. 1 April 2017
Helen Kaufmann (Oxford) has established the Late Latin Poetry Network website, which encourages contact between researchers in the field and lists current projects and events. For information and registration, click here. 1 June 2017
Late Latin Poetry Network
Damien Martinez offers a fresh archaeological take on the development of Clermont, and the role played in this by its fortifications and cult sites. See Bibliography Recent 2017. 29 April 2017
Clermont’s Development
Luciana Furbetta follows Lucan’s traces in Sidonius, especially in Carm. 7. See Bibliography Recent 2016. 2 June 2017
Lucan in Sidonius
Sara Fascione, who is writing a doctoral thesis on the barbarians in Sidonius, has published an article on the moritura libertas in Gaul. See Recent 2016. 18 July 2017
Seronatus, Catilina
Paul Barnaby has published an article on the reception of Sidonius in a tale from 1928 by the Scottish author John Buchan. See Recent 2017. 8 August 2017
The Wind in the Portico
News Archive
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There are three recent developments in the study of Sidonius’ letters: - Patrizia Mascoli (University of Bari) is envisaging to translate the whole of the correspondence into Italian; - Giulia Marolla (University of San Marino) is to write a commentary on Book 5 for her PhD thesis (supervisor Gavin Kelly); - Willum Westenholz (University of Vienna) is to write a commentary on Book 6, including a study of letters of recommendation, for his PhD thesis (supervisor Danuta Shanzer). 30 November 2017
New Projects
Jozef Grzywaczewski writes on ‘Glory, Decay and Hope: Goddess Roma in Sidonius Apollinaris’ in a new multi-author volume about Pagans and Christians. See Recent  2017. 7 October 2017
Goddess Roma
Marco Onorato detects even Arnobius in Sidonius, Ep. 9.13.5. 76-81. See Recent 2017. 9 November 2017
Even Arnobius
Sidonius and Alcimus Avitus (in Avitus’ Carm. 4 among other things) are investigated by Luciana Furbetta in two recent articles. See Recent 2017. 15 November 2017
Sidonius and Alcimus Avitus
Michael Hanaghan explores latent criticism of Anthemius and Ricimer in Ep. 1.5, in CQ. See Recent 2017. 17 November 2017
Criticism in Ep. 1.5
Francesco Montone has written an appraisal of Book 2 of the correspondence for Salternum. See Recent 2017. 6 December 2017
Correspondence Book 2

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