Eleonora Recupero Porcino has received an innovation grant to create a digital so-called “linked open data” edition of Sidonius’ Letters as her PhD thesis, supervised by Holger Essler, Luca Mondin and Marco Onorato, at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice in partnership with the Universities of Udine and Trieste.
Eleonora graduated in 2021 in Messina, supervised by Marco Onorato, in Tradizione classica e archeologia del Mediterraneo with a thesis titled “Tra scuola e poesia. La chreia come possibile matrice del Ludus septem sapientum di Ausonio”.
The title of her PhD project is “Linked open data ed ecdotica dei testi tardolatini: per un’edizione digitale dell’epistolario di Sidonio Apollinare”. The project aims to create a digital edition of the Letters provided with a wide variety of links to the apparatus criticus (with new collations) and to a full database of resources ranging from testimonia and manuscripts to linguistic problems at the level of individual letters. The reference text is to be Lütjohann’s 1887 MGH edition.
The ulterior aim is to facilitate a future new critical edition by making all relevant materials available at a glance in one place.
Eleonora can be contacted at eleonora.recupero AT unive.it.
Joop van Waarden has published the second part of his series on ‘You and I’ in epistolary usage: ‘Symmachus and the Metamorphosis of “You and I” in Epistolary Usage’, in: Antonella Bruzzone, Alessandro Fo and Luigi Piacente (eds), Metamorfosi del Classico in età romanobarbarica, Nuova biblioteca di cultura romanobarbarica 2, Florence: Sismel–Galluzzo, 2021, 145-61.
Info volume here
The first, and central, part of this series is chapter 13 in the Sidonius Companion: ‘“You” and “I” in Sidonius’ Correspondence’ (pp. 418-39). The third part is to follow soon: ‘A Gentleman Weighs His “You” and “I”: Inclusion in the Letters of Faustus, Mamertus Claudianus, Ruricius, Avitus and Ennodius’, in: Veronika Egetenmeyr and Tabea L. Meurer (eds), Gallia docta? Learning and Its Limitations in Late Antique Gaul. Proceedings of the International Conference Greifswald, 17.03.2021 – 20.03.2021, Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck.
Just out by Veronika Egetenmeyr: ‘Constructing Emotions and Creating Identities: Emotional Persuasion in the Letters of Sidonius Apollinaris and Ruricius of Limoges’, in: Mateusz Fafinski and Jakob Riemenschneider (eds), The Past Through Narratology: New Approaches to Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages, Das Mittelalter Supplements 18, Heidelberg: Heidelberg University Publishing, 2022, 75-92.
Download here (open access)
The publication of Judith Hindermann’s Sidonius Apollinaris’ Letters, Book 2: Text, Translation and Commentary has been announced by Edinburgh University Press for September 2022. It is part of the new series ‘Edinburgh Studies in Later Latin Literature’.
Go here for the announcement.
Featured image: Department of Classical Studies, University of Basel.
Willum Westenholz is to defend his doctoral thesis ‘Sidonius Apollinaris Letters Book 6: A Commentary’ on the 25th of February at 17:00h.
University of Vienna
Supervisor: Prof. Danuta Shanzer
See announcement here, where you’ll also find the link to join the online defence.
Giulia Marolla has published ‘Il trasformismo dell’aristocrazia gallica nelle epistole di Sidonio Apollinare / Political Flexibility of the Gallic Aristocracy in Sidonius’ Letters’, eClassica 6 (2020) 59-71. Its motto is from the Gattopardo: Se vogliamo che tutto rimanga com’è, bisogna che tutto cambi.
At the Georg-August-Universität, Göttingen, Nicolas Goldmann is working on a PhD thesis, provisional title ‘Die Briefe des Sidonius Apollinaris als gesellschaftlich-literarische Gelegenheiten’, under the supervision of Prof. Ulrike Egelhaaf-Gaiser and Prof. Meike Rühl.
Email nicolas.goldmann AT stud.uni-goettingen.de
Sidonius’ famous motto “Well aware that one’s thoughts are exposed in a letter collection like a face in a mirror” guides Luciana Furbetta’s recently published article (going back to a 2014 conference) on the concept of a letter as a mirror of self in his correspondence.
See the website Bibliography, tab 2018.
Matthijs Zoeter has obtained his Master’s Degree cum laude at Radboud University, Nijmegen, with “Reading the Future, Writing the Present: A Literary and Interpretive Commentary on Sidonius Apollinaris Letter 8.11”. It can be downloaded from this website, page Contributions.
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.