Now out in e-book: Joshua Hartman and Helen Kaufmann (eds), A Late Antique Poetics? The Jeweled Style Revisited, Bloomsbury Academic (hardback available 13 July).
‘The poetry of the late Roman world has a fascinating history. Sometimes an object of derision, sometimes an object of admiration, it has found numerous detractors and defenders among classicists and Latin literary critics. This volume explores the scholarly approaches to late Latin poetry that have developed over the last 40 years, and it seeks especially to develop, complement and challenge the seminal concept of the ‘Jeweled Style’ proposed by Michael Roberts in 1989. While Roberts’s monograph has long been a vade mecum within the world of late antique literary studies, a critical reassessment of its validity as a concept is overdue.
This volume invites established and emerging scholars from different research traditions to return to the influential conclusions put forward by Roberts. It asks them to examine the continued relevance of The Jeweled Style and to suggest new ways to engage it. In a joint effort, the nineteen chapters of this volume define and map the jeweled style, extending it to new genres, geographic regions, time periods and methodologies. Each contribution seeks to provide insightful analysis that integrates the last 30 years of scholarship while pursuing ambitious applications of the jeweled style within and beyond the world of late antiquity.’
Now out, edited by Céline Urlacher-Becht, Dictionnaire de l’épigramme littéraire dans l’Antiquité grecque et romaine, 2 vols A-H, I-Z, Turnhout: Brepols, 2023.
A comprehensive topographical atlas of ancient Clermont has come out: Hélène Dartevelle (ed.), Augustonemetum. Atlas topographique de Clermont-Ferrand, 2 vols, Gollion: Infolio, 2022.
Announced by the French Ministère de la Culture: ‘La publication présente la ville antique de Clermont-Ferrand, Augustonemetum, capitale gallo-romaine des Arvernes: son organisation spatiale, sa genèse et son évolution de la fin du Ier av. J.-C. au Ve ap. J.-C.’
In catalogue of publishing house Infolio here
For enthusiasts of military history, just out Federico Canaccini, Il medioevo in 21 battaglie (Laterza). Chapter 1 deals with the Battle of the Catalaunian Fields: ‘Un’ultima vittoria prima della fine. Campi Cataláunici, 451’.
Judith Hindermann has published her translation and commentary of Book 2 of the Correspondence: Sidonius Apollinaris’ Letters, Book 2: Text, Translation and Commentary, Edinburgh Studies in Later Latin Literature, Edinburgh: EUP.
There is a 30% launch discount (NEW30) for anyone purchasing.
This book issues from the SA xxi project (Sidonius Apollinaris for the 21st Century) and begins the ESLLL series (Edinburgh Studies in Later Latin Literature), edited by Gavin Kelly and Aaron Pelttari.
Just out: Jan R. Stenger, Education in Late Antiquity: Challenges, Dynamism, and Reinterpretation, 300-550 CE, Oxford: OUP.
2:The Emergence of Religious Education
3:What Men Could Learn from Women
4:The Life of Paideia
5:Moulding the Self and the World
6:The Making of the Late Antique Mind
Gabriel Reis’ master thesis at the University of Santa Maria (Brasil) has been published. The book is titled Identitades e Fronteiras na Antiguidade Tardia and investigates power negotiations among Romans based in Gaul and Italy and Germanic people.
It is accessible via Academia.
Its genesis is within the research group of Prof. Semíramis Corsi Silva, Grupo de Estudos sobre o Mundo Antigo Mediterrânico GEMAM.
Claude Sintes has made a collection of travel literature entitled Bibliothèque idéale des Odyssées: D’Homère à Fortunat, Paris: Les Belles Lettres, 2022.
Sidonius features with:
– Sidoine invite un ami à Bordeaux (Ep. 8.12)
– Adieu à son livre (Carm. 24)
– Le voyage de Lyon à Rome (Ep. 1.5)
Out now the first complete translation into English of Sidonius’ poetry after Anderson’s, almost a century ago: Roger Green, Sidonius Apollinaris. Complete Poems, translated with introduction and commentary, Translated Texts for Historians 76, Liverpool: LUP, 2022.
Buy here or, if you are in the USA or Canada, here.
Graham Robb, in his travel account France: An Adventure History, London: Picador, 2022, revives the ancient theory of the Lake of Sarliève (south-east of Clermont, surmounted by Gergovia) as the location of Avitacum (part 1, ch. 2 ‘A Home in Gaul’). Cf. Stevens 1933, 187-88, Trément 2007.
Link to the catalogue here