Authors, Addressees, and Audiences

Authors, Addressees, and Audiences in Roman Letters

University of Edinburgh
Seminar Room 1, Chrystal Macmillan Building
Monday, 20th February 2023

This conference focuses on Roman letters from Cicero to Sidonius, and on the relationship of author, addressee, and audience. Each speaker will introduce either an individual letter or a small dossier of related letters for discussion.

This is an in-person event. Outside participants are very welcome to join us in Edinburgh, but please register with Giulia Marolla so we can distribute texts in advance and can plan catering.

Organising committee: Gavin Kelly, Giulia Marolla, Janja Soldo, and Joop van Waarden. Speakers include Roy Gibson, Gavin Kelly, Alison John, Laura Losito, Giulia Marolla, Andrew Morrison, Janja Soldo, Joop van Waarden, Willum Westenholz, and Matthijs Zoeter.

Download programme here

Classics Seminars Edinburgh

The Classics Department of Edinburgh University has announced its research seminars for the first half of 2023. For Sidonius and late antique Gaul they include:

Wednesday 8 Feb, 5.10, Teviot Lecture Theatre
Giulia Marolla (Bari) Four Burgundian kings in fifth-century Gaul? The case of Sidonius Ep. 5.7.

Thursday 18 May, 2.10, Sydney Smith Lecture Theatre
Adrastos Omissi (Glasgow) Late Roman Italy, late Roman Gaul: their strategic and geographic relationship

These are hybrid lectures. Please contact Dr Ben Harriman (Benjamin.Harriman [at] for the link; please also contact him if you wish to be added to the seminar mailing list.

Seminar organisers: Ben Harriman, Gavin Kelly

Atlas of Clermont 1st c. BCE – 5th c. CE

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