Michael Hanaghan has written a monograph on Sidonius’ Epistles, about to be published by Cambridge University Press in January 2019. From the blurb in the catalogue:
‘This book provides a fuller understanding of [Sidonius’] contribution to Latin literature, as a careful arranger of his self-image, a perceptive exploiter of narrative dynamics, and an influential figure in Late Antique Gaul.’
Michael is currently employed by the Australian Catholic University in Melbourne, at the Institute for Religion & Critical Enquiry. Email: Michael.Hanaghan@acu.edu.au.
A brand-new historical novel on Sidonius is forthcoming. Annabelle Grierson (in arte J A Grierson) has recently got her Creative Writing Master degree at Auckland University of Technology with a two-part novel breathing life into fifth-century history, with Sidonius among its protagonists. She was inspired by his letters, and the novels actually quote them, including the famous letter to Bishop Graecus (Ep. 7.7), which is cited almost in full. The first volume, entitled The Wars with Attila, centred around a fictionalised Avitus, is expected to be published next Spring. The second volume, centred around Sidonius, will be called The Last Roman.
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Edited by Walter Pohl and others, a multi-author volume on Romanness in Late Antiquity and the early Middle Ages has come out: Transformations of Romanness: Early Medieval Regions and Identities. Ralph Mathisen contributes a chapter on Gaul: ‘“Roman” Identity in Late Antiquity, with Special Attention to Gaul’.
James Zetzel has written what looks like an indispensable compendium of Roman literary criticism and commentaries: Critics, Compilers, and Commentators: An Introduction to Roman Philology, 200 BCE-800 CE, Oxford, 2018.