Month: April 2021

Giannotti, Corso, Ep. 3.12

Titubanti Testi, 3rd May, 18:00 h., forwarded message

Gentili colleghe e colleghi,

è con grande piacere che vi invio il link d’accesso al prossimo binomio dei Titubanti Testi che vedrà dialogare intorno all’Epistola 3,12 di Sidonio Apollinare Filomena Giannotti (Siena), esperta sidonista, e Simona Corso (Roma Tre), anglista e comparatista.

L’appuntamento è per lunedì 3 maggio alle 18.


Marco Formisano

Marco Formisano is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: TITUBANTI TESTI 3. Binomio di lettura (Sidonio Apollinare, ep. 3, 12)
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Reading Ancient Latin Letter Collections

International Conference “Concatenantur sibi epistulae nostrae. Reading Ancient Latin Letter Collections”

Date: 23-24 September 2021
Place: University Federico II, Naples, via Zoom
Organisation: Sara Fascione
The event is supported by the German Research Foundation within the Programme International Scientific Events

Confirmed speakers and moderators include:

Thomas J. Bauer (Universität Erfurt)
Lucio de Giovanni (Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II)
Arturo De Vivo (Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II)
Sara Fascione (Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II)
Barbara Feichtinger (Universität Konstanz)
Bardo M. Gauly (Katholische Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt)
Roy Gibson (University of Durham)
Gavin Kelly (University of Edinburgh)
Helmut Krasser (Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen)
Concetta Longobardi (Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II)
Gernot M. Müller (Universität Bonn)
Karen Piepenbrink (Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen)
Meike Rühl (Universität Osnabrück)
Marisa Squillante (Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II)
Joop van Waarden (Radboud University Nijmegen)
Peter von Möllendorff (Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen)

Kovács on Avitus in Pannonia

Péter Kovács examines, and refutes, Avitus’ presumed expedition to Pannonia in Acta Archaeologica 71 (2020) 661-68: ‘Emperor Avitus in Pannonia?’

Abstract. In his paper the author examines the sources of the supposed Western Roman military expedition of Emperor Avitus in Pannonia in 455 that was thought to be the last Roman military action in the territory of the former Roman province. Analizing the sources, he comes to the conclusion that during his short reign, Avitus had no time to visit the province and his route (iter) mentioned by Sidonius Apollinaris must be identified with his journey from Arelate to Rome. The Roman military action in Pannonia can probably be identified with a short demonstrative campaign in the SW region of the dioecesis (i.e. Savia) or with a legation of the Pannonian Barbarians to the emperor in Northern Italy.

The Companion Continued

To mark the first anniversary of the publication of the Companion, as of March 2021, the website is enriched with a Companion Continued section. The editors envisage a space for new ideas and improvements for the years to come. There will be separate sections for the various chapters, which can contain materials provided by their authors as well as by others. If you have something to add, feel free to write to the editors.

We begin with posts by Gavin Kelly concerning chapters Chapters 3 and 15. For chapter 3, Dating, he writes ‘An Edition of the Paratexts of Sidonius’ Poems’; for chapter 15, Prose Rhythm, he comes with ‘Sidonius’ Prose Rhythm: A Supplement’.

Addenda et corrigenda are the next item, and there is a menu point crosslinking to general information about the Companion and its reception in the press.

The First Year of the Companion

In its first year, since March 2020, the Sidonius Companion has even made it to scholars’ kitchen tables (picture with kind permission of Veronika Egetenmeyr).

Edinburgh University Press released two free chapters:’The Manuscript Tradition of Sidonius’ and ‘Sidonius Reception: Late 19th-21st Centuries’ (advertised on Twitter and elsewhere)

They also offer a 40% discount on purchasing the Companion from their website until the end of April 2021 (discount code CLASS40).

Now the Sidonius website comes up with a brand-new The Companion Continued section.

15 April: Van Waarden on Performance

Joop van Waarden is to give a lecture at the Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa on performance aspects of the Panegyric of Anthemius.

Title: ‘A Ceremony Embodied: Experiencing Anthemius’ Panegyric’

Date and time: Thursday 15 April, 16:00-18:00 CEST

Mode: distance. Everybody is welcome. In order to participate, send an email requesting to be included in the Teams group to Fabrizio Oppedisano: