New Approaches to Sidonius Apollinaris: with Indices on Helga Kohler, C. Sollius Apollinaris Sidonius: Briefe Buch I

New Approaches to Sidonius Apollinaris: with Indices on Helga Kohler, C. Sollius Apollinaris Sidonius: Briefe Buch I

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New Approaches to Sidonius Apollinaris: with Indices on Helga Kohler, C. Sollius Apollinaris Sidonius: Briefe Buch I by G Kelly

Sidonius Apollinaris is a central figure in the literature and history of fifth-century Gaul. But he still awaits sustained debate in modern scholarship. This integrated and international collection of essays explores the potential for a complete commentary on his works, starting with a retrospective on Sidonius scholarship up to the present, and then focusing in turn on his verse and his prose. The strangeness of his poetry triggers a critical contemporary assessment and a proposal for better understanding through the theory of Cultural Memory; there follow case studies of the panegyrics and of poems within the letters, and examinations of his intertextuality with Horace and Claudian. Research into Sidonius' prose is represented by two contrasting essays on the composition of the letter collection, by a demonstration of how Sidonius constructs history to create contemporary identity, and by a groundbreaking chapter applying text linguistics to the letters. An appendix fills a significant scholarly lacuna with Helga Kohler's indices to her commentary on Letters, Book 1 (Heidelberg, 1995). The present volume will be important for both literary and historical scholars of the late Roman world, for both Classicists and Medievalists.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789042929289
Publisher: Peeters Publishing
Publication date: 07/01/2013
Series: Late Antique History and Religion Series , #7
Pages: 411
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements vii

Information on Authors ix

Note on Abbreviations and References xiii

Introduction

1 Sidonius in the 21st Century Joop Van Waarden 3

Part 1 Cultural Diversity in Research

2 Sidonius in Francophone Countries David Amherdt 23

3 Sidonius in German-Speaking Countries Helga Köhler 37

4 Sidonius in Italy Stefania Santelia 47

Part 2 The Carmina: Poetics and Intertextuality

5 The Failure of Sidonius' Poetry Piet Gerbrandy 63

6 The Poetics of Inclusion in Servius and Sidonius David Rijser 77

7 Writing Commentary on Sidonius' Panegyrics Tiziana Brolli 93

8 Improvisation and Poetical Programme in Sidonius, Ep. 9.13 Silvia Condorelli 111

9 Sidonius and Horace: The Art of Memory Annick Stoehr-Monjou 133

10 Sidonius and Claudian Gavin Kelly 171

Part 3 The Epistulae: The Collection, Its Aims, and Its Language

11 Reading the Letters of Sidonius by the Book Roy Gibson 195

12 Dating the Letters of Sidonius Ralph Mathisen 221

13 Creating Identity from the Past: The Construction of History in the Letters of Sidonius Sigrid Mratschek 249

14 Applying Text Linguistics to the Letters of Sidonius Rodie Risselada 273

Appendix: Indices on C. Sollius Apollinaris Sidonius: Briefe Buck I (Heidel- berg, 1995), including addenda et corrigenda Helga Köhler 305

Bibliography 353

Index nominum (ancient) 379

Index nominum (modern) 384

Index rerum 386

Index locorum 388

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