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'Sidonius' Project Blog launched

The Academic Network on Sidonius Apollinaris has launched a new blog ‘Sidonius in Antiquity and Modernity’. (Published 27 June 2016)

A Leverhulme Trust-funded project hosted by the School of History, Classics & Archaeology, the network is preparing a comprehensive commentary on the works of the 5th-century Gallo-Roman poet and letter Sidonius Apollinaris, a major eye witness to the end of the western Roman empire. Headed by Gavin Kelly (Edinburgh) and Joop van Waarden (Amsterdam), an international team is preparing five dedicated volumes to be preceded by an interdisciplinary, multi-author Prolegomena. 

The blog is designed to complement the commentary: it will feature mini-essays and other short pieces with a particular focus on how readers have encountered and responded to Sidonius’ works from antiquity to the present day. The first post discovers Sidonius in an unexpected location: the fiction of John Buchan, best-known as the writers of thrillers like The Thirty-Nine Steps and Greenmantle.

Submissions are warmly encouraged and should be sent to: sidonius@ed.ac.uk

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