Luciana Furbetta (Università di Trieste), ‘Nostrae vagae nugae’: Sidonio Apollinare e la poesia
In November, the University of Molise will organize its eighth international conference of the Centro Internazionale di Studi sulla Poesia greca a latina in età tardoantica e medievale.
Filomena Giannotti will speak on ‘Levigata pagina: l’epitaffio di Sidonio per il nonno Apollinare (ep. III 12)’.
The harmony of parts skillfully put together, concinnitas in Ausonius and Sidonius Apollinaris, is the subject of Marco Onorato’s latest article in Étienne Wolff (ed.), La réception d’Ausone dans les littératures européennes.
See Bibliography 2019.
Roger Green speaks on ‘Humour in the Poems of Sidonius Apollinaris’ for CLANS (Cambridge Late Antiquity Network Seminar Series)
Lucie Desbrosses has got her doctorate at the University of Besançon (supervisor Stéphane Ratti). The title of her thesis is: ‘Sidoine Apollinaire et la Gaule chrétienne au Ve siècle’.
Abstract: ‘This dissertation investigates how Sidonius Apollinaris’ poetry and letters shed light on the Christian identity of Gaul in Late Antiquity, and how the author takes part in defining it. It focuses on Christian reactions to traditional culture and the “pagan” background in particular, paying special attention to claims of renunciation and to actual comprises with past patterns. It first of all paints a picture of fifth-century Christianity in Gaul, studying how, and how deeply, the religio nova had penetrated the Gallic provinces, pointing out the remains of heterodox and “pagan” beliefs. It also examines the cultural (dis)continuity in the individual transition from lay status to conversio and clerical status, for which Sidonius, belonging to the lay social élite, and then to the clerical sphere, is a key figure. It pays special attention to writing poetry to enhance Christian identity, but also to express one’s nostalgic attachment to the ancient world, its literature, its culture, and its past pleasures.’