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IMC 2006: Sessions

Session 122: Latin Letters and Letter Collections, I: Late Antiquity

Monday 10 July 2006, 11.15-12.45

Organiser:Cristiana Sogno, Department of Classics, University of California, Irvine
Moderator/Chair:Cristiana Sogno, Department of Classics, University of California, Irvine
Paper 122-aConsentius’ Epistolary Apologia
(Language: English)
Jennifer Ebbeler, Department of Classics, University of Texas, Austin
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Language and Literature - Latin, Theology
Paper 122-bFathers and Sons in the Letters of Symmachus
(Language: English)
Michele R. Salzman, Department of History, University of California, Riverside
Index terms: Language and Literature - Latin, Social History
Paper 122-cSome Treatments of Sexual Scandal in Latin Epistolography
(Language: English)
Danuta Shanzer, Department of Classics, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign / Dumbarton Oaks Medieval (Latin) Library
Index terms: Daily Life, Language and Literature - Latin

This is the first of three sequential sessions devoted to an important form of Latin writing from classical antiquity onward, the letter, and to collections of letters either subsequently published or at least archivally maintained. In the present offering, Jennifer Ebbeler discusses one aspect of the relatively recently discovered correspondence between the churchmen Consentius of Majorca and Augustine of Hippo, Michele Salzman considers relations between generations in the letters of the aristocratic statesman Quintus Aurelius Symmachus, and Danuta Shanzer addresses ways in which Augustine and others deal with scandal in a medium subject to miscarriage and to breaches of confidentiality.