Annick Stoehr-Monjou, ‘How to conclude? A poetics of contrast and paradox in Book 9 and especially in Epist. 9,13-16 by Sidonius Apollinaris’, is a paper given at the International conference and workshop ‘The Stumbling Texts (and Stumbling Readers) of Late Latin Poetry (Lector, quas patieris hic salebras!)’, organised by Markus Kersten, Ann-Kathrin Stähle and Christian Guerra, September 2021, Basel.
Stoehr-Monjou argues that the last four letters of book 9 can be read together as the peroration of his epistolary work, a paradoxical peroration since he writes about poetry.
In HAL Archives (first version).
Annick Stoehr-Monjou returns to Ep. 1.5 in the light of memory: ‘Enjeux mémoriels d’un récit de voyage de Lyon à Rome: Sidoine Apollinaire (Lettre 1, 5)’, Viatica HS 4: Fabrice Galtier (ed.), Voyage et mémoire dans l’Antiquité romaine: les écrits latins sur le voyage et leurs enjeux mémoriels, 2021.
‘Memory Issues of the Travel Narrative from Lyon to Rome by Sidonius Apollinaris (Letter 1, 5)‘
Abstract. In Letter I, 5, Sidonius Apollinaris gives to posterity the memory of his prestigious journey from Lyon to Rome. This study explores how the author gives an account in which memory (§ 1 memoratu) takes a central place, how he reworks the travel narrative, plays with a rich literary memory (Horace, Vergil, Lucan, Pliny the Younger…) and builds self-memory. The re-evaluated memory of Silius Italicus, Prudentius and Claudian’s VI Panegyricus of Honorius is crucial in arguing that Sidonius renews the places of memory and excludes pagan elements. He also gives a testimony of his Christian faith and a discreet criticism of General Ricimer.
The 2018 instalment of Invigilata Lucernis is now available. It features articles, among others, derived from the international ‘Prospettive sidoniane’ seminar (Bari 2017) by Sara Fascione, Marisa Squillante, Annick Stoehr-Monjou, Joop van Waarden, and Étienne Wolff.