List of Contributors
is professor of Classical and Late Antique Philology at Sapienza University of Rome. He published two critical editions with commentary of Nonnus of Panopolis’ poems (Par. 5, Florence 2003; Dion. 25–39, Milan3 2013), and several articles and book chapters on late antique society, literature, art, epigraphy and papyrology. Among most recent works are the chapter on Greek poetry in the Oxford Handbook of Late Antiquity (Oxford 2012) and the article on Nonnus and late antique society in the Brill’s Companion to Nonnus (2016). He is currently working on a monograph on Greek metrical inscriptions.
Sible L. de Blaauw
is (emeritus) professor of Early Christian Art and Architecture at the Faculty of Arts, Radboud University Nijmegen. He studied Medieval History at Groningen University and obtained his Ph.D. at the University of Leiden in 1987 with a study on architecture and liturgy in the Early Christian basilicas in Rome. From 1994 until 2001 he was vice director of the Netherlands Institute in Rome, and from 2002 until 2016 he has taught at the Radboud University Nijmegen. His research focusses on the interaction between architecture and liturgy, on the city of Rome as Christian palimpsest and on the survival, memory and reception history of Early Christian monuments.
is lecturer of Classics at Aix-Marseille University in France. He is researcher in the Centre Paul-Albert Février (CNRS, TDMAM, UMR 7297) and has published a critical edition of Maximus the Confessor’s Mystagogia in the Corpus Christianorum Series Graeca, in 2011. He is interested in Greek late antique Christianity, especially the seventh century (Maximus, Sophronius, John Moschus, Doctrina Jacobi).
is a historian of religion, trained as a classicist and medievalist (Hungarian Academy of Sciences/CEU). Her research focusses on healing rituals, dreams and miracles, on the Christianization of pagan cults in Late Antiquity and Early Byzantium as well as on the formation medieval saints’ cults. She is the author of several articles on cultic healing, especially incubation, and edited (with Charles Burnett) the volume Ritual Healing. Magic, Ritual and Medical Therapy from Antiquity until the Early Modern Period (2012); she is co-editor and co-translator of the Latin-English edition Legenda Vetus, Acta Processus Canonizationis et Miracula Sanctae Margaritae de Hungaria (Budapest, CEU Press 2017).
is docent and university lecturer in Church History in the Faculty of Theology, University of Helsinki, and senior research fellow in Early Christian Liturgy at Blackfriars Hall, University of Oxford. Her research focusses on early Christian liturgy, especially that of Jerusalem/Palestine in Late Antiquity, and on the interpretation of ancient and contemporary liturgical texts. Significant publications include: The Baptismal Liturgy of Jerusalem (2007); Reading the Liturgy (2014); with M. Vinzent, Early Roman Liturgy to 600 (Studia Patristica LXXI, 2014); with Benjamin Gordon-Taylor, A Guide to the Study of Liturgy and Worship (2013).
Ph.D. (2014) Radboud University at Nijmegen in the Netherlands, is a postdoctoral researcher and coordinator of the OIKOS Anchoring Innovation programme. He publishes mainly on Late Antiquity. In 2016 he published The Apostles in Early Christian Art and Poetry (Brill). He co-edited East and West in the Roman Empire of the Fourth Century. An End to Unity? (Brill 2015) and co-authored a monograph on the early veneration of the apostle Peter in Rome (forthcoming).
Gaëlle Herbert de la Portbarré-Viard
is lecturer with ius promovendi of Latin Language and Literature at Aix-Marseille University. She is a member of the research group UMR 7292 (‘Texts and Documents of the antique and medieval Mediterranean’ or ‘Centre Paul Albert Février’). Her research focusses on descriptions of monuments in late antique Latin world (architecture and decoration) and the vocabulary linked to them, but also on late antique Latin poetry and its aesthetics.
Emilie M. van Opstall
is lecturer of Ancient Greek at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. She specializes in late antique and Byzantine poetry and its cultural context. Her publications include an edition, translation and commentary of poems by the tenth-century poet John Geometres (Leiden, Brill 2008), as well as articles on various other poets and themes (ekphrasis, metaphors, invective poems, reception of classical authors). Currently, she is preparing An Anthology of Late Antique and Byzantine Poetry (Abingdon-on-Thames, Routledge).
Evelien J.J. Roels
studied Classics and Ancient History at the University of Amsterdam, Durham University and the University of Heidelberg. Since October 2015 she is working on her Ph.D. project about epigraphic collections published on civic monuments in the cities of Hellenistic and Imperial Asia Minor (third century BCE—second century CE) which is part of the Collaborative Research Centre 933 ‘Material Text Cultures’ at the University of Heidelberg.
is senior lecturer in the History of Art and Architecture in the School of History and Heritage at the University of Lincoln (UK). Her research focusses on late antique and Byzantine art and architecture. She is co-editor of the volume Fountains and Water Culture in Byzantium (Cambridge University Press 2016).
Lucia M. Tissi
deals with the cultural and religious contexts of late antique magical, mystical and oracular poetry. She completed her Ph.D. in 2014 with a work on the theological oracles of the so-called Theosophia Tubingensis (forthcoming for ‘Hellenica’ series, Edizioni dell’Orso). Its core is a first attempt at a literary, philological, and historical commentary of §§12–54 Erbse. After her Ph.D., she obtained a first post-doctoral grant at the Université libre de Bruxelles followed by a second one at the LabEx RESMED. She is currently working at the LabEx HaStec with a post-doctoral research on the reception of oracular texts in Agostino Steuco’s work.
Christina G. Williamson
is assistant professor of Ancient History at the University of Groningen. Her research encompasses archaeological, historical, and spatial data, with an emphasis on Greek sanctuaries and festivals, ritual space, landscapes and visual culture in the Hellenistic world. Her interpretations are informed by theoretical models drawn from the spatial and social sciences, such as network theory and collective memory. She has co-edited Cults, Creeds and Identities in the Greek City after the Classical Age (Leuven, Peeters 2013) and is currently preparing a monograph Civic Rituals in Sacred Landscapes. Outlying Sanctuaries as Urban Transformers in Hellenistic Asia Minor.