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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

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


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