Publications and planned publications of the Edinburgh Sidonius Project
The Edinburgh Companion to Sidonius Apollinaris
Gavin Kelly and Joop van Waarden (eds), The Edinburgh Companion to Sidonius Apollinaris (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2020).
The Edinburgh Companion is a comprehensive research tool for Sidonius and his age. There are 24 chapters in six sections:
- Sidonius’ life, the characters in his work, and
- its dating
- Sidonius in his political, social, and religious context
- Sidonius’ work and its literary context
- Sidonius’ language and style
- The manuscript tradition and the history of scholarship
- Readers of Sidonius from Antiquity to the present
The table of contents and introduction have been made freely available here, Franz Dolveck’s chapter on the manuscript tradition is here, and Filomena Giannotti’s chapter on 19th to 21st-century reception is here. For updates, supplementary materials, and reviews, see the Sidonius website.
Commentary on Sidonius Letters book 7
Joop van Waarden, Writing to Survive. A Commentary on Sidonius Apollinaris, Letters Book 7. Volume 2: The Ascetic Letters 12-18. Late Antique History and Religion 14 (Leuven, Peeters: 2016).
Van Waarden’s commentary on the letters of the second half of book 7 are a sequel to his commentary on letters 7.1-11 addressed to bishop (2010).
Commentary on Sidonius Letters book 2
Judith Hindermann, Sidonius Apollinaris’ Letters, Book 2. Text, Translation and Commentary. Edinburgh Studies in Later Latin Literature (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2022).
Hindermann offers the first ever commentary on book two of the letters, focused on aristocratic leisure in Gaul of the 450s and 460s.
Commentary on Sidonius Letters book 5
Giulia Marolla, Sidonius: Letters, Book 5, Part 1. Text, Translation and Commentary. Edinburgh Studies in Later Latin Literature (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2023).
While not part of the original Leverhulme-funded network, Giulia Marolla’s groundbreaking commentary on the first 10 letters of book five strives towards the same goal of comprehensive coverage of all of Sidonius’ works. It was written and published with support from the Edinburgh Sidonius Project. She is currently working on the second volume from her base at the University of Bari.
Works in Progress
Within the original Network, the commentaries of Tiziana Brolli (Padua) on the Panegyric of Majorian and Luciana Furbetta (Rome) on the Panegyric of Avitus are close to complete and translated and will be published in the coming years.
Partly inspired by the network, a number of commentaries on other works of Sidonius are currently in progress; some will be published with the support of the continuing Edinburgh Sidonius Project. Currently underway are projects on the second half of book 5 of the letters and on books 6, 8, and 9, as well as on the Panegyric of Anthemius, and the shorter poems. Within the next few years, therefore, the aim that all of Sidonius’ works should have a modern commentary will be achieved. Joop van Waarden, Co-Investigator of the network, is completing an edition of selected letters of Sidonius for the Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics.