IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 513: New Approaches to Venantius Fortunatus, I

Tuesday 7 July 2015, 09.00-10.30

Organiser:Hope Williard, University of Leeds / School of History & Heritage, University of Lincoln
Moderator/Chair:Joseph Pucci, Department of Classics, Brown University
Respondent:Michael Roberts, Department of Classical Studies, Wesleyan University, Connecticut
Paper 513-aL’Ancien et le Nouveau: Deux notions centrales de la poétique chrétienne de Fortunat dans les carmina
(Language: Français)
Gaëlle Herbert de la Portbarré-Viard, Textes et documents de la Méditerranée antique et médiévale (CPAF-TDMAM - UMR 7297), Aix-Marseille Université
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Language and Literature - Latin
Paper 513-bVenantius Fortunatus and the Holy Cross
(Language: English)
Oliver Ehlen, Institut für Altertumswissenschaften, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Language and Literature - Latin
Paper 513-cSan Martino e gli animali: Lepri, cani e serpenti tra riscrittura parafrastica, emulazione letteraria ed esercizio di stile
(Language: Italiano)
Stefano Di Brazzano, Dipartimento di Cultura Classica, Liceo classico e linguistico statale 'F. Petrarca', Trieste
Index terms: Hagiography, Language and Literature - Latin, Learning (The Classical Inheritance)

This is one of two sessions devoted to the Merovingian poet, hagiographer, and bishop Venantius Fortunatus. These papers will consider his use of the Christian literary tradition and identity as a Christian author. Gaëlle Herbert de la Portbarré-Viard discusses the place of concepts of old and new in Fortunatus’ Christian poetic worldview. Oliver Ehlen’s paper considers how Fortunatus redeveloped the hymnic form in his poems about the Holy Cross. Stefano Di Brazzano’s paper continues this discussion of Fortunatus’ reinterpretation of earlier traditions by comparing his description of St Martin’s miracles to those of Sulpicius Severus and Paulinus of Périgueux.