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Tradition and New Authors: 26-27 October

Sara Fascione organizes an International Conference “Tradizione e nuovi auctores della Tarda Antichità” at the Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II on 26-27 October 2023.

For registration and Zoom link please write to sara.fascione AT unina.it

Download poster with programme here

26 October 2023

15.30 Welcome

15.50 Introduction: Sara Fascione, Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II

Chair: Marisa Squillante

16.00 Jean-Louis Charlet, Université Aix-Marseille

Alcuni aspetti del dialogo culturale tra poeti latini della Tarda Antichità

16.30 Luca Mondin, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia

Dicendi arte nova parem vetustis: la celebrazione dei nuovi auctores nella poesia tardolatina

Chair: Lucio De Giovanni

17.00 Andrea Pellizzari, Università degli Studi di Torino

Il lessico dell’agronomia nella scoliastica tardoantica: prestiti e confronti letterari

17.30 Sara Fascione, Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II

Nullo veterum minor noster Symmachus. Leggere Simmaco in un mondo in cambiamento

18.00 Discussion

27 October 2023

Chair: Luca Mondin

9.00 Pierre Descotes, Université Paris-Sorbonne – Institut d’Études Augustiniennes

Hilaire, Cyprien, Tychonius: une discussion sur l’autorité d’auteurs ‘récents’ dans l’epistula 93 d’Augustin d’Hippone

9.30 Gavin Kelly, University of Edinburgh

The Latin secular historians of the fourth century and their early reception

10.00 Umberto Roberto, Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II

Tradizione e nuovi modelli nella riflessione storico-politica dell’aristocrazia senatoria di Roma tra quarto e quinto secolo: la rappresentazione di Domiziano e Diocleziano

10.30-11.00 Discussion

11.00-11.30 coffee break

Chair: Chiara Renda

11.30 Silvia Condorelli, Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II

Sidonio Apollinare e Paolino di Périgueux: consonanze poetiche

12.00 Alfredo Mario Morelli, Università degli Studi di Ferrara

Lussorio e gli auctores epigrammatici latini tardo-antichi

12.30 Discussion

13.00-14.30 Lunch break

14.30 Conclusion and final remarks: Claudio Buongiovanni, Università degli Studi della Campania Luigi Vanvitelli

Fascione, Mondin on Horatian Metres

Sara Fascione contributes ‘Secundum regulas Flacci. Orazio e il ritorno alla metrica nell’epistolario di Sidonio Apollinare’ to Concetta Longobardi (ed.), Horatiana. La ricezione di Orazio dall’antichità al mondo moderno: le forme liriche, Pisa: ETS, 2022, 91-103.

In the same edited volume, Luca Mondin in ‘I metri oraziani nel quadro della polimetria tardoantica’ (pp. 11-62) has also much to say about Sidonius.

In the publisher’s catalogue

Fascione Reading Latin Letter Collections

Sara Fascione has published a volume of conference papers: Concatenantur sibi epistulae nostrae. Reading Ancient Latin Letter Collections (23-24 September 2021), Echo 38, Foggia: Il Castello Edizioni, 2022.

View the Introduction and ToC

Sidonius’ correspondence is among the collections analysed by Joop van Waarden in ‘The proportions of Latin letter collections: A probe’, pp. 61-74. Download the accompanying digital set of calculations and graphs.

Fascione’s Concatenantur Summarised

Organised by Sara Fascione, the international conference Concatenantur sibi epistulae nostrae took place online on 23-24 September. Its proceedings will be published in the near future.
Sara summarised the results as follows:

Leitmotif of the conference has been the attempt to understand to what extent arrangement criteria are a relevant element to consider when reading a letter collection.

We saw that the concept of a letter collection itself is very fluid and that the types of arrangement criteria are numerous, and cannot always be classified. The fact that over half of the extant letter collections has no single and largely stable order in the manuscript tradition should always be considered when trying to find ordering patterns. Another element to take into account, as has emerged from the discussion, is the reader’s involvement in creating meaning when approaching a text. Any reading aiming at identifying an internal narrative, a logic in the progression of the letters, has a certain degree of subjectivity.

Nevertheless, the authors, or the editors, of the collections under consideration clearly evince the effort of creating consistency through different strategies. I think we have shown in the last two days that, even if the concepts of intentionality or authoriality still challenge scholars dealing with epistolography, arrangement in any form is used by authors or editors to make the collections into consistent wholes. Letters are really interlaced, as Ambrose’s statement on the ‘concatenatio’ lets infer; it is our task, as modern readers, to understand how.

Reading Ancient Latin Letter Collections

International Conference “Concatenantur sibi epistulae nostrae. Reading Ancient Latin Letter Collections”

Date: 23-24 September 2021
Place: University Federico II, Naples, via Zoom
Organisation: Sara Fascione
The event is supported by the German Research Foundation within the Programme International Scientific Events

Confirmed speakers and moderators include:

Thomas J. Bauer (Universität Erfurt)
Lucio de Giovanni (Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II)
Arturo De Vivo (Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II)
Sara Fascione (Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II)
Barbara Feichtinger (Universität Konstanz)
Bardo M. Gauly (Katholische Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt)
Roy Gibson (University of Durham)
Gavin Kelly (University of Edinburgh)
Helmut Krasser (Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen)
Concetta Longobardi (Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II)
Gernot M. Müller (Universität Bonn)
Karen Piepenbrink (Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen)
Meike Rühl (Universität Osnabrück)
Marisa Squillante (Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II)
Joop van Waarden (Radboud University Nijmegen)
Peter von Möllendorff (Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen)