Publications

New Approaches to Sidonius Apollinaris
With Indices on Helga Köhler, C. Sollius Apollinaris Sidonius: Briefe Buch I
edited by Johannes A. van Waarden and Gavin Kelly
LAHR 7, Leuven: Peeters, 2013


Reviews and catalogue

Read reviews in BSL 43 (2013) 733-35 (by Alessia Cosenza), BMCR 2014.05.42 (by Paolo Mastandrea), H-Soz-u-Kult (Clio-online) 28.07.2014 (by Hendrik Hess), CR 65 (2015) 163-65 (by Michael Hanaghan), AC 85 (2016) 336-38 (by Marie Roux), and Вестник древней истории / Journal of Ancient History 79 (2018) 420-28 (by Eduard Manukyan). See also the publisher’s catalogue.

Summary

A landmark in the SAxxi project, this integrated and international collection of essays explores the potential for a complete commentary on Sidonius’ works, starting with a retrospective on Sidonius scholarship up to the present, and then focusing in turn on his verse and his prose. The strangeness of his poetry triggers a critical contemporary assessment and a proposal for better understanding through the theory of Cultural Memory; there follow case studies of the panegyrics and of poems within the letters, and examinations of his intertextuality with Horace and Claudian. Research into Sidonius’ prose is represented by two contrasting essays on the composition of the letter collection, by a demonstration of how Sidonius constructs history to create contemporary identity, and by a groundbreaking chapter applying text linguistics to the letters. An appendix fills a significant scholarly lacuna with Helga Köhler’s indices to her commentary on Letters, Book 1 (Heidelberg, 1995). This book will be important for both literary and historical scholars of the late Roman world, for both Classicists and Medievalists.

Contents

Acknowledgements vii

Information on Authors ix

Note on Abbreviations and References xiii

INTRODUCTION

1. Joop van Waarden, Sidonius in the 21st Century, 3-19

PART 1: CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN RESEARCH

2. David Amherdt, Sidonius in Francophone Countries, 23-36

3. Helga Köhler, Sidonius in German-Speaking Countries, 37-46

4. Stefania Santelia, Sidonius in Italy, 47-59

PART 2: THE CARMINA: POETICS AND INTERTEXTUALITY

5. Piet Gerbrandy, The Failure of Sidonius’ Poetry, 63-76

6. David Rijser, The Poetics of Inclusion in Servius and Sidonius, 77-92

7. Tiziana Brolli, Writing Commentary on Sidonius’ Panegyrics, 93-109

8. Silvia Condorelli, Improvisation and Poetical Programme in Sidonius, Ep. 9.13, 111-32

9. Annick Stoehr-Monjou, Sidonius and Horace: The Art of Memory, 133-69

10. Gavin Kelly, Sidonius and Claudian, 171-91

PART 3: THE EPISTULAE: THE COLLECTION, ITS AIMS, AND ITS LANGUAGE

11. Roy Gibson, Reading the Letters of Sidonius by the Book, 195-219

12. Ralph Mathisen, Dating the Letters of Sidonius, 221-48

13. Sigrid Mratschek, Creating Identity from the Past: The Construction of History in the Letters of Sidonius, 249-71

14. Rodie Risselada, Applying Text Linguistics to the Letters of Sidonius, 273-303

APPENDIX
Helga Köhler, Indices on C. Sollius Apollinaris Sidonius, Briefe Buch I (Heidelberg, 1995), including addenda et corrigenda, 305-51

Bibliography 353

Index nominum (ancient) 379
Index nominum (modern) 384
Index rerum 386
Index locorum 388