Latest News

Daan den Hengst Wins Competition

November 5, 2019

On 1 November last, the Allard Pierson Museum of the University of Amsterdam was the venue for a symposium on “Literary Translation from Greek and… Read more

New: the Albis near Utrecht?

October 22, 2019

Fragments of forgotten scholarly activity on Sidonius keep coming to light. In a 1935 contribution to Mnemosyne, the Dutch archaeologist A.W. Byvanck critically assesses some… Read more

Sara Fascione and the ‘Others’ in Power

September 28, 2019

Sara Fascione has come up with the publication of her PhD thesis entitled: Gli ‘altri’ al potere: Romani e barbari nella Gallia di Sidonio Apollinare.… Read more

A South-African Contribution Discovered

September 26, 2019

Thanks to Jeffrey Murray, Head of Classics at the University of Cape Town, a hitherto unkown South-African paper on Latin letter-writing and Sidonius from c.… Read more

Vessey on Sidonius and the Codex

September 23, 2019

Just published, by Mark Vessey: ‘Sidonius Apollinaris Writes Himself Out: Aut(hol)ograph and Architext in Late Roman Codex Society’, in: Uta Heil (ed.), Das Christentum im… Read more

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


News Archive 2011-2018 Ends

The previous version of the Sidonius website,, has shut down as of 1 March. The present website is its richer and more versatile successor.

Your New Sidonius Site: FAQs

How do I stay informed about the latest posts?

Simply subscribe to the RSS feed of this website’s posts in your browser or email app.
In order to do this in your browser, click the RSS symbol in the right- or left-hand upper corner of this page, just above the title bar. You’ll read something like “Subscribe to this feed via”. The feed reader that is indicated (supposing there’s one installed) will be just fine, or alternatively pick your own favourite. To confirm, press “Subscribe now”. Indicate where you want the feeds to appear, and you’re done.
As to your email app, create a feed account in the app and subscribe to the URL

Instructions on how to subscribe to RSS feeds are legion. Here is a random simple tutorial.

Where can I send my feedback?

Any feedback is much appreciated. Drop Joop van Waarden a note in his mailbox.