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Winter is Coming

June 13, 2019

Scott Kennedy has authored an article entitled ‘Winter is Coming: The Barbarization of Roman Leaders in Imperial Panegyric from A.D. 446-68’ in CQ June 2019… Read more

The Fifth Century: Age of Transformation

May 23, 2019

Edited by Jan Willem Drijvers and Noel Lenski, The Fifth Century: Age of Transformation. Proceedings of the 12th  Biennial Shifting Frontiers in Late Antiquity Conference,… Read more

Mathisen’s ‘Sidonius Apollinaris’ in BEEC (and More)

May 22, 2019

Ralph Mathisen covers Sidonius Apollinaris in the new Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, while also contributing articles on: Hilary of Arles Orange Ruricius of… Read more

Van Waarden’s ‘Gaul’ in BEEC (and More)

May 22, 2019

Joop van Waarden has contributed the article Gaul to the new Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online as well as the following lemmata: Apollinaris of… Read more

Habilitation Margot Neger

May 9, 2019

Margot Neger has made her Habilitationskolloquium at the University of Salzburg on 3 May 2019. Its title was: ‘Spätantike Nachrufe auf Literaten: Die Gedichte des… Read more

In Defence of Arvandus

May 7, 2019

Buongiorno, Pierangelo, ‘Ex vetere senatusconsulto Tiberiano. Nota in margine a Sid. ep. 1.7.12′, in Emmanuelle Chevreau et al. (eds), Liber amicorum. Mélanges en l’honneur de… Read more

Merovingian Letters

May 4, 2019

Just published, a survey by Alice Tyrrell: Merovingian Letters and Letter Writers, Publications of the Journal of Medieval Latin 12, Turnhout: Brepols, 2019. In it,… Read more

Pallas Athena in Narbonne

April 28, 2019

Henriette Harich-Schwarzbauer writes about ‘Pallas Athena im gallo-römischen Narbonne. Der “Tempel” der Philosophie und der “Tempel” der Webkunst bei Sidonius Apollinaris, carm. 15′, in Bardo… Read more


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