Tag: Lyon

Van Waarden on a New Allusion to Lucan

Joop van Waarden comes up with a new allusion to Pompey’s tomb in Lucan, shedding light on the death of Sidonius’ grandfather: ‘The Death and Public Rehabilitation of Apollinaris the Elder: Intertextuality with Lucan in Sidonius Apollinaris, Epist. 3.12’, CQ FirstView 30 April 2024.

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Lyon in Texts

Just out the second, updated edition of Jean-Claude Decourt and Gérard Lucas, Lyon dans les textes grecs et latins. La géographie et l’histoire de Lugdunum, de la fondation de la colonie à l’occupation burgonde (43 avant - 460 après J.-C.), Histoire & Épigraphie 2, Lyon: MOM Éditions, 2021.

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Texts from Sidonius (Ep. 1.5.2, 1.8.1-2, 2.10.2-4, 5.17.3-6, 9.3.5; Carm. 5.571-86, 13.19-25) on pp. 398-424.

Rush: Landscapes Along the 5th-C. Rhône

Richard Rush is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of California, Riverside (United States of America). In his dissertation, “Landscapes along the Fifth-Century Rhône,” he argues that the literary use of a landscape cannot be separated from the author’s experience of that landscape. Richard uses Latin authors who lived along the Rhône during the long fifth century to explore how reading their texts in conjunction with an analysis of the landscapes evoked therein can deepen our understanding of the authors’ lived experiences. This dissertation requires close engagement with both the literary works of fifth-century Gallic authors and what remains of the fifth-century landscape.
While in Lyon, Richard will analyze the local geography’s relationship to the works of Sidonius Apollinaris, Avitus of Vienne, and the “Life of Apollinaris of Valence,” as well as the fifth-century archeology of Lyon and its environs.

He currently is a HiSoMA bursary in Lyon, as part of the project Lugdunum dans l’empire de Rome. See also paper IMC Leeds.