The Edinburgh Companion to Sidonius Apollinaris
Gavin Kelly, Joop Van Waarden
Edinburgh University Press, 2020 - Biography & Autobiography - 856 pages
A multidisciplinary survey of Sidonius Apollinaris and his works Sidonius Apollinaris, c.430 - c.485, poet and letter-writer, aristocrat, administrator and bishop, is one of the most distinct voices to survive from Late Antiquity and an eyewitness of the end of Roman power in the west. The Edinburgh Companion to Sidonius Apollinaris is the first work of its kind, giving a full account of all aspects of his life and works and surveying past and current scholarship as well as new developments in research. This substantial and significant work of scholarship is divided into six thematic sections covering his social, political, linguistic, literary and prosopographical context as well as extensive new scholarship on the manuscript tradition and history of reception. This interdisciplinary book combines the utility of a key research tool for the study of Sidonius with a significant offering of wholly new scholarly research. Key features: - First ever comprehensive research tool for Sidonius Apollinaris - Assembles the leading international specialists on Sidonius and his age - Offers an assessment of past and currernt research in the field - Comprehensive bibliography includes all the scholarly literature on Sidonius - Supplemented by the regularly updated Sidonius website www.sidonapol.org Gavin Kelly is Professor of Latin Literature and Roman History at the University of Edinburgh. Joop van Waarden is Research Fellow in Latin at the Radboud University Nijmegen.
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