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Reading Sidonius' Epistles

Reading Sidonius' Epistles

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  • Publication planned for: January 2019
  • availability: Not yet published - available from January 2019
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781108429214

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  • Sidonius Apollinaris' letters offer a vivid series of glimpses into an otherwise sparsely documented period. His rich anecdotes feature the events, characters, and moments that defined his life, ranging from the treason trial of Arvandus to the Visigothic raiding of Clermont, from the corrupt and vile Seronatus to the holy widow Eutropia, and the day-to-day incidents that confronted a Gallo-Roman poet, aristocrat, and bishop as the Late Roman West transitioned into the barbarian successor kingdoms. Like any good storyteller, Sidonius exploited a wide array of narratological tools, manipulating temporality for dramatic effect, sketching his heroes and villains in vivid detail, and recreating witty dialogue in a collection that is highly organised and carefully strategised. This book provides a fuller understanding of his contribution to Latin literature, as a careful arranger of his self-image, a perceptive exploiter of narrative dynamics, and an influential figure in Late Antique Gaul.

    • Analyses the literary dynamics of Sidonius' epistles in their historical context, making this book important for all scholars of epistolography and Late Antiquity
    • Applies narratology and literary theory to epistolography without assuming any prior knowledge
    • Includes translations of all texts
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    • Publication planned for: January 2019
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781108429214
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 mm
    • availability: Not yet published - available from January 2019
  • Table of Contents

    1. Sidonius' world
    2. Self and status
    reading 'Sidonius' in the Epistles
    3. Reading time: Erzählzeit and Lesezeit
    4. Reading epistolary characters
    5. Narrating dialogue
    6. Arrangement
    Epilogue
    Appendix I: timeline 378–485
    Appendix II: catalogue of content and addressees

  • Author

    M. P. Hanaghan, Australian Catholic University, Melbourne
    M. P. Hanaghan is Research Fellow (Latin Christianity in Late Antiquity) at the Institute for Religion and Critical Inquiry, Australian Catholic University, Melbourne. His research is principally focused on epistolography, panegyric, and historiography, especially intertextuality, narratology, visuality and reader response.

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