Alexander Arweiler is Professor of Classical Philology at the University of Münster, Germany. Besides books on the biblical poem of Alcimus Avitus (Berlin/New York 1999) and Ciceronian rhetoric (Berlin/New York 2003), he has written articles on epideictic oratory, Macrobius and the poetics of emergence in Lucan's Bellum civile. He is currently working on ideas of the self from Cicero to Ovid, and on narratological concepts in Quintilian.
Antoon A.R. Bastiaensen, Ph.D (1962) on Observations sur le vocabulaire liturgique dans l'Itineraire d'Egerie, was senior lecturer in classical and post-classical philology at Nijmegen University until his retirement in 1991. His many text-editions and commentaries include: Vita Cypriani, Vita Ambrosii, Vita Augustini, Atti e Passioni dei Martiri and many articles on specific text- and interpretation problems.
Jan den Boeft, Ph.D. (1970) on Calcidius on Fate, is professor emeritus of Latin (Free University, Amsterdam) and Hellenistic religions (Utrecht University). Together with his colleagues D. den Hengst, J.W. Drijvers and H.C. Teitler he writes philological-historical commentaries on the Res Gestae of Ammianus Marcellinus. Between 1987 and 2005 six volumes (books XX-XXV) were published. His other interests are Greco-Roman religion, Ambrose and Propertius.
Roberto Chiappiniello is currently working as a post-doctoral research assistant at the University of Manchester where he obtained his Ph.D in Latin literature. He also teaches Latin literature at the University of Leeds. His research interests centre on late antiquity and Latin philology. He is presently revising his doctoral thesis for publication. Current work includes a forthcoming article on the myth of Ulysses in the sermons of Maximus of Turin, a project on the reception of Euripides' Medea in twentieth-century Italy and one on the presence of Prudentius in the Epigramma Paulini.
Jacqueline Clarke is a senior lecturer in the Classics Discipline at the University of Adelaide, Australia. She is the author of Imagery of Colour and Shining in Catullus, Propertius and Horace (New York 2003). Her most recently published article was 'Bridal Songs: Catullan Epithalamia and Prudentius Peristephanon 3', Antichthon 40 (2006) 89-103. She is currently researching the metaphorical use of landscape in Roman elegy, especially in Propertius and Rutilius Namatianus.
Greti Dinkova-Bruun is an Associate Fellow at the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies in Toronto. She is the author of Alexandri Essebi-ensis Opera Poetica published in Corpus Christianorum Continuatio Mediaevalis 188A (Turnhout 2004). She has also written a number of articles that explore the fields of late medieval biblical versification, verse anthologies and biblical exegesis.
Roger Green has been Professor of Humanity (Latin) at the University of Glasgow since 1995. His research interests lie mainly in the literature of Late Antiquity, and his books include The Works of Ausonius (Oxford 1991), a translation of Augustine's De Doctrina Christiana (Oxford 1995) and Latin Epics of the New Testament (Oxford 2006). He is currently making a study of religious poetry of the Scottish Renaissance.
Michael Herren, FRSC, Hon. MRIA, is Distinguished Research Professor of Classics emeritus at York University, and a member of the Centre for Medieval Studies at the University of Toronto. His publications include a two-volume edition/translation of the Hisperica Famina (Toronto 1974), a translation of Aldhelm's prose works (Ipswich 1979), an edition/translation of Eriugena's poems (Dublin 1993), and Christ in Celtic Christianity (Woodbridge 2002). He is also the founding editor of The Journal of Medieval Latin.
Manfred Hoffmann teaches Latin at the Clemens-August-Gymnasium in Cloppenburg, a secondary school in Lower Saxony. After having studied Classics and Medieval Latin in Göttingen and Edinburgh, he obtained a doctorate from Göttingen University in 2003. His published work includes a partial commentary on Statius, Thebaid 12 (Göttingen 1999) and a commentary on book 3 of the Spiritual History of Alcimus Avitus (München / Leipzig 2005). His main interests are Latin epic and Christian poetry.
Hildegund Müller is employed by the Kirchenväterkommission (Commission for Editing the Corpus of the Latin Church Fathers) at the Austrian Academy of Sciences. She wrote her dissertation on a late ninth century homiliary (Das Luculentius-Homiliar, Wien 1999) and currently takes part in the new critical edition of Augustine's sermons on the Psalms (Enarrationes in psalmos). In 2004 she published an edition of Augustini Enarrationes in psalmos 51-60 (CSEL 94/1, Wien 2004). Her general research interests are in Latin patristics, mainly Christian rhetorics and homiletics, and Latin poetry from the classical, late Latin and medieval age.
Willemien Otten, Ph.D. (1989) on The Anthropology of Johannes Scottus Eriugena, is Professor of the History of Christianity and Chair of the Department of Theology at Utrecht University. Her publications focus on early Christian and medieval theology and intellectual culture. Recent publications are From Paradise to Paradigm. A Study of Twelfth-Century Humanism (Leiden 2004) and, co-edited with M. Treschow and W. Hannam, Divine Creation in Ancient, Medieval and Early Modern Thought. Essays Presented to the Rev. Dr. Robert D. Crouse (Leiden 2007).
Karla Pollmann, Ph.D. (1990) on the Carmen adversus Marcionitas, Habilitation (1994) on Augustine's De Doctrina Christiana, is currently professor of Classics at St Andrews University, Scotland. Her most recent publications include Statius, Thebaid 12. Introduction, Text, and Commentary (Paderborn 2004), and, co-edited with M. Vessey, Augustine and the Disciplines (Oxford 2005). She is directing an international and interdisciplinary project, funded by the Leverhulme Trust, on the reception of Augustine from 430 to 2000 (www.st-and.ac.uk/classics/after-augustine).
Burcht Pranger, Ph.D. (1975) on the thought of Anselm of Canterbury, is Professor of the History of Christianity and Director of the Research Institute for Culture and History, Faculty of the Humanities, University of Amsterdam. His research concerns in particular Christian monasti-cism and Christian mysticism. His books include: Bernard of Clairvaux and the Shape of Monastic Thought (Leiden 1994) and The Artificiality of Christianity (Stanford 2002). He currently leads a funded research programme (The Pastness of the Religious Past), in which he focuses on Augustine.
Kurt Smolak, Ph.D. (1977) graduated in Classics and Byzantine Studies at Vienna University and has been employed at the Institute for Classical Philology and Later Latin Literature in Vienna since 1969. He was appointed professor of Classics and Medieval Latin in 1977 and has been director of the Institute since 1994. He was elected full member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences in 1999, while he heads the Commission for the Edition of the Latin Church Fathers at the Academy since 2001. He is also a member of the Academia Latinitati Foven-dae in Rome and has authored over 142 publications, e.g. Das Gedicht des Bischofs Agrestius; Erasmus, De conscribendis epistolis; Sulpicius Severus, Vita S. Martini; Walahfrid Strabo, De imagine Tetrici; De vita Georgii Washingtonii Latina. Homepage: http://www.univie.ac.at/klassphil/smolak.html
Chiara Tommasi Moreschini studied at the Scuola Normale Superiore and at the University of Pisa, where she took her Ph.D. in 2000 and is currently working as a researcher in the Department of Classical Philology. She is interested in the religious and literary aspects of Late Antiquity. She produced a commented edition of Corippus' Iohannis, Book 3 (Florence 2001), plus a number of essays concerning Corippus and other Latin poets. A contributor to the Encyclopedia of Religion edited by L. Jones (Detroit 2005), her interests in ancient philosophy and religion culminated in the Italian updated edition of Norden's Agnostos Theos (Brescia 2002) and in some contributions dealing with the Latin philosopher Marius Victorinus.
Mark Vessey is Professor of English and of Later Latin Literature and Culture at the University of British Columbia, where he holds a Canada Research Chair in Literature / Christianity and Culture. A collection of his articles has been published as Latin Christian Writers in Late Antiquity and their Texts (Aldershot 2005). He is the co-editor, with Hilmar M. Pabel, of Holy Scripture Speaks: The Production and Reception of Erasmus' Paraphrases on the New Testament (Toronto 2002) and, with Karla Pollmann, of Augustine and the Disciplines: Cassiciacum to 'Confessions' (Oxford 2005). He recently introduced and annotated Augustine's Confessions for Barnes & Noble Classics (New York 2006).
Haijo Jan Westra, Professor, Department of Greek and Roman Studies, University of Calgary, has written on Medieval Latin literature and edited medieval commentaries on Martianus Capella, recently re-published with Italian translation by Ilaria Ramelli, Tutti i commenti a Marziano Capella (Milan 2006). He has also written on Prudentius and on Jesuit descriptions of Canada and their classical sources in R.Suntrup, J.R Veenstra and A. Bollmann (eds.), Erziehung, Bildung, Bildungsinstitutionen (Frankfurt a.M. 2006). An article on Augustine in sixteenth-century Mexico is forthcoming.
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