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Hendrik Hess on Self-Image

September 14, 2019

Hendrik Hess has published a monograph on the self-image of the Gallo-Roman upper class, based on his PhD thesis at the University of Bonn: Das… Read more

Sidonius’ Epitaph Reconsidered

September 14, 2019

In 2017, at the 39th Yearly Conference of the Association pour l’Antiquité Tardive in Clermont-Ferrand, Patrice Montzamir gave a paper ‘Du nouveau sur l’épitaphe attribuée… Read more

Tabea Meurer on Negotiating the Past

September 9, 2019

Tabea Meurer has published her Münster PhD thesis Vergangenes verhandeln: Spätantike Statusdiskurse senatorischer Eliten in Gallien und Italien / Negotiating the Past: Late Ancient Discourse… Read more

“The poems of Apollinaris awaken a special love in me”

September 5, 2019

New on the Translations and Reception/Germany pages: entries on Karl Wolfskehl. The Jewish poet and translator Karl Wolfskehl (1869-1948), in the last decades of his… Read more

Sidonius A Flexible Person

September 2, 2019

Elena Litovchenko, Nikolay Bolgov and others gave a paper at a conference of applied linguistics in St Petersburg last July, entitled ‘Sidonius Apollinaris as a… Read more

The Tragedy of Empire

August 6, 2019

Shortly available: Michael Kulikowski, The Tragedy of Empire: From Constantine to the Destruction of Roman Italy, London: Profile Books. See publisher’s catalogue. See also Harvard… Read more

News from Invigilata Lucernis

June 22, 2019

The 2018 instalment of Invigilata Lucernis is now available. It features articles, among others, derived from the international ‘Prospettive sidoniane’ seminar (Bari 2017) by Sara… Read more

Oldest Fragments

June 19, 2019

Some very early scraps from the Letters (end of book 1, beginning of book 2) are offered for sale at Christies. SIDONIUS APOLLINARIS (c.430/33-c.479), Epistolae,… Read more


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