115th Annual Conference - Honolulu, Hawaii
Friday, November 10 - Sunday, November 12, 2017

Unde Progressis Ad Rubiconem Ventum: Sidonius Apollinaris and the Topography of Historical Memory

Madeleine St. Marie, University of California, Riverside

This paper investigates a description of Sidonius Apollinaris's (1.5) journey from Lyon in Gaul to the city of Rome. By combining vivid descriptions of places associated with a "traditional" Roman past with the Christian topographical present, Sidonius demonstrates that his audience back in Gaul unproblematically combined classical Roman history with Christian beliefs. 

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