Category: Article

Marolla Identifies Simplicius

Just out in first view: Giulia Marolla, ‘Who Was Sidonius’ Correspondent Simplicius? An Identification Problem in the Letters’, Classical Quarterly FirstView 30.03.2023.

This article presents, as a case study, the various inconsistencies which occur in the prosopographical entries concerning Simplicius, one of Sidonius’ most frequent addressees. Through the exegesis of passages of letters addressed to him (Epist. 3.11, 4.4, 4.7, 4.12, 5.4) and of passages believed to concern him (Carm. 24.89; Epist. 2.9 and 5.7), it argues for a revision of the common identification of Simplicius as brother of Apollinaris and Thaumastus, and for a re-evaluation of the sources which supposedly lead to this conclusion. Some cautionary remarks on the unchecked use of prosopography as a tool are followed by a hypothesis concerning the identity of this addressee of Sidonius.

Leflaëc and Urlacher-Becht on Creative Appropriation

Recently published: Alice Leflaëc and Céline Urlacher-Becht, ‘Le détournement du texte biblique dans les épîtres de l’Antiquité tardive (IVe-VIe s.): modalités et limites du jeu’, in: Étienne Wolff (ed.), Les jeux sur les mots, les lettres et les sons dans les textes latins, Bordeaux: Ausonius, 2023, 323-50.

Discusses Paulinus of Nola, Sidonius Apollinaris, Ruricius of Limoges and Ennodius of Pavia.

Catalogue here (open access).

Fascione, Mondin on Horatian Metres

Sara Fascione contributes ‘Secundum regulas Flacci. Orazio e il ritorno alla metrica nell’epistolario di Sidonio Apollinare’ to Concetta Longobardi (ed.), Horatiana. La ricezione di Orazio dall’antichità al mondo moderno: le forme liriche, Pisa: ETS, 2022, 91-103.

In the same edited volume, Luca Mondin in ‘I metri oraziani nel quadro della polimetria tardoantica’ (pp. 11-62) has also much to say about Sidonius.

In the publisher’s catalogue

Oppedisano and the Panegyric of Anthemius

Fabrizio Oppedisano edited a dossier ‘Poesia, potere e la fine di un impero. Il Panegirico di Antemio’ in Rivista di filologia e di istruzione classica 150 (2022) 425-521. It comprises:

– Onorato, Marco, ‘L’elogio della paideia di Antemio come manifestazione culturale’, pp. 427-55

– Consolino, Franca Ela, ‘Mito e politica nel Panegirico di Antemio’, pp. 456-77

– Oppedisano, Fabrizio, ‘La voce di Enotria e la solitudine di Ricimero’, pp. 478-98

– Roberto, Umberto, ‘Furores Caucasei: Sidonio Apollinare e l’alterità culturale e politica dei Vandali’, pp. 499-521.