Clifford Ando and Marco Formisano have edited The New Late Antiquity: A Gallery of Intellectual Portraits, including chapters on Alföldi, Auerbach, Brown, Alan Cameron, Averil Cameron, Chadwick, Chastagnol, Courcelle, Cracco Ruggini, Cumont, Duval, Fontaine, Von Harnack, Herzog, Kantorowicz, Kondakov, L’Orange, Lepelley, MacCormack, Marrou, Mazzarino, Mommsen, Momigliano, Paschoud, Pigulevkaya, Riegel, Seeck, Stein, Strzygowski, Syme, Thompson, and Volterra.
Here goes to the catalogue
The definitive programme is available of the international conference
Concatenantur sibi epistulae nostrae. Reading Ancient Latin Letter Collections
23-24 September 2021 on Zoom. Download here.
For registration write to the organiser, Sara Fascione
Sara Fascione has written an extensive overview of Lo specchio del modello for Plekos 23 (2021) 261-69. Download here.
Paolo Mastandrea writes a review of the Companion in the Classical Review, FirstView 12 August 2021. He values the volume as ‘a well-structured and accessible text that does what older friends [i.e., many other companion volumes] should do: to assist the non-specialist or less-experienced scholar’. He signals the odd ‘fundamental contribution’ and ‘some fascinating surprises’. He thinks Sidonius’ Christian inclinations as an author should not be overstated and points out a number of (indirect) borrowings from Ennius.
Veronika Egetenmeyr is interviewed on her work on “others” aka “barbarians” in a series produced by the University of Oldenburg. Watch here.
She has also just put out an article on this issue titled “Kontingenz und die Konstruktion des ‘Anderen'” in a collective volume edited by Matthias Becher and Hendrik Hess, Kontingenzerfahrungen und ihre Bewältigung zwischen imperium und regna.
Giulia Marolla reviews Sara Fascione’s “Gli ‘altri’ al potere” in Plekos 23 (2021) 237-41.
Massimo Gusso, in ‘Sidonius Apollinaris and the “Senate in Exile”: On a “Republican” Poetic Metaphor’, Lexis 39.1 (June 2021), writes on the republican fiction of a senate “free from the emperor” in Carm. 7.
Stefano Magnani’s talk on Sidonius’ voyage to Rome (see previous post here) is now online on YouTube.
Joop van Waarden connects Sidon. Ep. 1.1 to a couple of Pliny’s letters. His piece has just been published as an advance article of Mnemosyne: “Leafing through Pliny with Sidonius: Sidon. Ep. 1.1, Plin. Ep. 1.1, 1.2, and 1.5, and Satire”.
Online open access
Michael Hanaghan explains how a reading of Jerome’s Ep. 58 subverts Sidonius’ wordy praise of Claudianus’ De statu animae in Ep. 4.3:
‘Sidonius Apollinaris contra Claudianus Mamertus: Jerome, Julianus Pomerius, and the Subversion of Praise’, Journal of Early Christian Studies 29 (2021) 215-35.