Monday, October 17, 2016

Worlds of Late Antiquity

Worlds of Late Antiquity
This is a home page for miscellaneous materials relating to the culture of the Mediterranean world in late antiquity (roughly 200-700 C.E.). Some of it is organized for the benefit of instruction and there will be from time to time links of interest principally to my students, but there are also substantial materials of general interest. This page prepared and maintained by James J. O'Donnell ( 

The syllabus for my Winter Quarter 1995 course (taught Jan-Mar 1995 while I was a visiting faculty member at the University of Washington) is the most recent version of that document. There is also a guide to reading (and finding a paper topic in) Augustine's Confessions. The older list of topics for papers on Boethius' Consolation of Philosophy due on 22 February is still available. 

Of greater general interest is the supplementary list of readings for students in this field; suggested additions always welcome. From the net, a bibliography specifically devoted to recent work on late roman military affairs comes from Hugh Elton of Trinity College (Hartford). Ralph Mathisen of the University of South Carolina now edits the on-line Late Antique Newsletter, which gives an excellent synopsis of current conferences and publications in the field. Finally, Prof. S. Muhlberger maintains Late Antiquity in the Mediterranean: A Guide to Online Resources.
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