Amsterdam University Press are publishing a series, edited by Jamie Wood, about Late Antique and Early Medieval Iberia. Its scope, however, extends to southern Gaul. Six volumes published so far. The series has got a new webpage.
Now on this website, with kind permission of the owners and ©IRHT, a beautiful image of the variant text of Sidonius’ epitaph in manuscript Paris, IRHT, Collections privées, CP 347, f. 132v-133r. See the Epitaph page.
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.
Luciana Furbetta and Marisa Squillante have contributed essays on Sidonius to the new volume of conference proceedings Ausone en 2015: Bilan et nouvelles perspectives, edited by Étienne Wolff.
See the Bibliography page, tab 2018
Hungary’s most prominent Sidonius scholar, Ágnes Horváth (Szeged), has kindly revised her translations of Letters Books 4 and 7, and of Ep. 9.13, for publication on the Sidonius website.
SIDONIUS APOLLINARIS: EPISTOLAE
Az Epistolae IV. és VII. könyvének, valamint az Ep. IX. 13. levél fordítása
Translation of Epistolae Books IV and VII, and Ep. IX. 13.
Fordította: T. Horváth Ágnes
Translated: Agnes T. Horvath
Download the translations on the Contributions page.
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.
For information, go here.
Anita Di Stefano and Marco Onorato are organizing an international Sidonius conference in Messina, 4-5 October. Speakers include Franca Ela Consolino, Jesús Hernández Lobato, Maria Jennifer Falcone, Stefania Santelia, Marco Onorato, Gavin Kelly, Matthijs Zoeter, Aaron Pelttari, Rosa Santoro, Luciana Furbetta, Silvia Condorelli, Étienne Wolff, Anita Di Stefano, and Joop van Waarden.
See further in the Events Calendar
Camille Bonnan-Garçon (Lyon) writes about Sidonius’ favourable image of Theodoric and about the changing roles of letters and panegyrics for praising monarchs in Interférences 11, 2018. She has just finished her doctoral dissertation: ‘L’épigramme et la lettre d’Ausone à Ennode de Pavie: étude stylistique, littéraire et historique d’une contiguïté générique dans l’antiquité tardive’, doctoral thesis June 2018 (supervisors Marie Ledentu and Bruno Bureau, Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3).
Veronika Egetenmeyer has handed in her doctoral dissertation (Kiel): ‘Die Konstruktion des “Anderen”: Barbarenbilder in den Briefen des Sidonius Apollinaris’, to be defended in November.