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Publications (Danuta Shanzer)

A Philosophical and Literary Commentary on Martianus Capella’s De Nuptiis Philologiae et Mercurii Liber 1 (Berkeley 1986)

Letters and Selected Prose of Avitus of Vienne (co-authored with Ian Wood, University of Leeds) (Liverpool 2002) A translation with extensive textual and historical commentary in the series “Translated Text for Historians (vol. 38)” 450 pp. ISBN 0-85323-588-0

Edited Books:
Culture and Society in Later Roman Gaul: Revisiting the Sources (Ashgate 2001), co-edited with R.W. Mathisen

Special Editor for Illinois Classical Studies Supplement 8: From Babel to Finnegans Wake: Collected Papers of Howard Jacobson (Urbana 2009).

Romans and Barbarians and the Transformation of the Roman World (Ashgate 2011), co-edited with R. W. Mathisen

The Battle of Vouillé 507 CE: Where France Began (De Gruyter 2012), co-edited with R.W. Mathisen

Articles in Refereed Journals:
1. “How long was Alan of Lille’s Anticlaudianus?,” Mittellateinisches 

Jahrbuch 18 (1983) 233-37

2. “The Anticlaudianus in the British Isles,” Studi Medievali 28 (1987) 905-1001 (with M. Gibson and N. Palmer)

3. “Me quoque excellentior: Boethius, De Consolatione Philosophiae 4.6.38,” Classical Quarterly 33 (1983) 277-83

4. “Ennodius, Boethius, and the Date and Interpretation of Maximianus’s Elegia III,” Rivista di Filologia e di Istruzione Classica 111 (1983) 183-95

5.”The Late Antique Tradition of Varro’s ONOS LYRAS,” RhM 129 (1986) 272-85

6. “Three Textual Problems in Martianus Capella,” Classical Philology 79 (1984) 142-45

7. “The Death of Boethius and the Consolation of Philosophy,” Hermes 112 (1984) 352-66

8. “Tatwine: an independent witness to the text of Martianus Capella’s De Grammatica ?” Rivista di Filologia e di Istruzione Classica 112 (1984) 292-313

 9. “Merely a Cynic Gesture?” Rivista di Filologia e di Istruzione Classica 113 (1985) 61-66

10. “De Tagetis exaratione,” Hermes 115 (1987) 127-28

11. “De Iovis exterminatione,” Hermes 114 (1986) 382-83

12. “The Anonymous Carmen contra paganos and the Date and Identity of the Centonist Proba,” Revue des Études Augustiniennes 32 (1986) 232-48

13. “The Date and Composition of Prudentius’s Contra Orationem Symmachi Libri,” Rivista di Filologia e di Istruzione Classica 117 (1989) 442-62

14. “The Punishment of Bertrand de Born,” Yearbook of Italian Studies 8 (1989) 95-97

15. “Parturition Through the Nostrils? Thirty-Three Textual Problems in Alain de Lille’s De Planctu Nature,” Mittellateinisches Jahrbuch 26 (1991) 140-149

16. “Allegory and Reality: Spes, Victoria and the Date of Prudentius’s Psychomachia,” Illinois Classical Studies 14.1-2 (1989) 347-63

17. “Alan of Lille, Contemporary Annoyances, and Dante,”Classica et Mediaevalia 40 (1989) 251-269

18. “Asino vectore virgo regia fugiens captivitatem: Apuleius and the Tradition of the Protoevangelium Jacobi,” Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik 84 (1990) 221-29

19. “Once again Tiberianus and the Pervigilium Veneris,” Rivista di Filologia e di Istruzione Classica 118 (1990) 306-18

20. “‘Arcanum Varronis iter:’ Licentius’s Verse Epistle to Augustine,” Revue des Études Augustiniennes 37 (1991) 110-143

21. “Latent Narrative Patterns, Allegorical Choices, and Literary Unity in Augustine’s Confessions,” Vigiliae Christianae 46 (1992) 40-56

22. “Iuvenes Vestri Visiones Videbunt: Visions and the Literary Sources of Patrick’s Confessio,” Journal of Mediaeval Latin 3 (1993) 169-201

23. “The Date and Identity of the Centonist Proba,” Recherches Augustiniennes 27 (1994) 74-96

24. “Pears before Swine: Augustine, Confessions 2.4.9,” Revue des Études Augustiniennes 42 (1996): 45-55

25. “Two Clocks and a Wedding: Theodoric’s Diplomatic Relations with the Burgundians,” Romanobarbarica 14 (1996-97) 225-258

26. “The Date and Literary Context of Ausonius’s Mosella: Valentinian I’s Alemannic Campaigns and an Unnamed Office-Holder,” Historia 47.2 (1998) 204-33

27. “Piscatum Opiparem . . . Praestinavi: Apuleius, Met. 1, 24-25,” Rivista di Filologia e di Istruzione Classica 124 (1996) 445-54

28. “Dating the Baptism of Clovis: the Bishop of Vienne vs. the Bishop of Tours,” Early Medieval Europe 7.1 (1998) 29-57

29. “Avulsa a latere meo:” Augustine’s Spare Rib — Augustine Confessions 6.15.25 Journal of Roman Studies 92 (2002) 157-176

30. “So many Saints—so Little Time: the Libri Miraculorum of Gregory of Tours,” Journal of Medieval Latin 13 (2003) 19-60 (text of the O’Donnell Lecture)

31. “Voces Mediolatinae: Teacher, Audience, Context, Matter,” ICS 30 (2006) 266-70

32. “Bible, Exegesis, Literature, and Society,” JMLat 18 (2008) 130-57

33. “Voices and Bodies: The Afterlife of the Unborn,” Numen 56 (2009) 326-65 

34. “Literature, History, Periodization, and the Pleasures of the Latin Literary History of Late Antiquity,” History Compass 7/3 (2009) 917-54

35. “Who was Augustine’s Publicola?” Revue des Études Juives 171.1-2 (2012) 27-60.

36. “Sex, Lies, and Ordeal-by-Oath: A Case Study of Augustine, Epp. 78 and 80, Reading Medieval Studies 40 (2014) 11-33.  

Book Chapters:
1. “A new prologue for Alain de Lille’s De Planctu Nature?” in Arbor amoena comis: 25 Jahre Mittellateinisches Seminar in Bonn 1965-1990, ed. Ewald Könsgen (Stuttgart 1990) 163-174

2. “The Date and Literary Context of Ausonius’s Mosella: Ausonius, Symmachus, and the Mosella,” in P. Knox & C. Foss, eds. The Discipline of the Art. Studies of Style and Tradition: in Latin Literature in Honor of Wendell Clausen, (Stuttgart: Teubner, 1997) 286-307

3. “History, Romance, Love, and Sex in Gregory of Tours’ Decem Libri Historiarum,” in The World of Gregory of Tours, ed. K. Mitchell & I.N. Wood (Brill 2002) 395-418

4. “Bishops, Letters, Fast, Food, and Feast in Later Roman Gaul,” in R. W. Mathisen & D. R. Shanzer, eds. Culture and Society in Later Roman Gaul: Revisiting the Sources (Ashgate 2001) 217-36

5. “Laughter and Humour in the Early Medieval Latin West,” in G. Halsall, ed. Humour, History and Politics in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages (Cambridge 2002) 25-47

6. “Augustine’s Disciplines: Silent diutius Musae Varronis?” in K. Pollmann & M. Vessey, eds. Augustine and the Disciplines: From Cassiciacum to Confessions (Oxford 2005) 69-112

7. “Epilogue” for Romane Memento: Vergil in the Fourth Century, ed. R. Rees (Duckworth 2004) 201-213

8. “Latin Literature, Christianity, and Obscenity in the Later Roman West,” in Medieval Obscenities, ed. N. MacDonald, (York 2006): 179-202

9. “Intentions and Audiences: History, Hagiography, Martyrdom, and Confession in Victor of Vita’s Historia Persecutionis,” in Vandals, Romans and Berbers: New Perspectives on Late Antique Africa, ed. A. Merrills (Ashgate 2004): 271-290.

10. “Gregory of Tours and Poetry: Prose into Verse and Verse into Prose,” in Aspects of the Language of Latin Prose, ed. J.N. Adams, Michael Lapidge, and Tobias Reinhardt, = Proceedings of the British Academy 129 (2005): 303-319

11. “Bede’s Style: A Neglected Historiographical Model for the Style of the Historia Ecclesiastica” in Source of Wisdom: Old English and Early Medieval Latin Studies in Honor of Thomas D. Hill, ed. Charles D. Wright, Frederick M. Biggs, and Thomas N. Hall. (University of Toronto Press 2007): 329-352

12. “Editions and Editing in the Classroom: A Report from the Mines in America,” in Vom Nutzen des Edierens: Akten des internationalen Kongresses zum 150-jährigen Bestehen des Instituts für Österreichische Geschichtsforschung, ed. B. Merta, A. Sommerlechner, & H. Weigl = Mitteilungen des Instituts für Österreichische Geschichtsforschung, Ergänzungsband 47 (2005): 355-368

13. “Marriage and Kinship Relations among the Burgundians,” forthcoming in The Burgundians, ed. Jean-François Reynaud & Ian Wood

14. “The Cosmographia Attributed to Aethicus Ister as Philosophen- or Reiseroman,” in Insignis sophiae arcator. Essays in Honour of Michael Herren on his 65th Birthday, ed. C. Ruff, G. Wieland, and R. Arthur (Turnhout 2006) 57-86.

15. “Hisperic Faminations,” in Through a Classical Eye: Transcultural and Transhistorical Visions in Medieval English, Italian, and Latin Literature in Honour of Winthrop Wetherbee, ed. A. S. Galloway & R. F. Yeager, (Toronto 2009) 44-68.

16. “Representations and Reality in Early Medieval Literature,” Comment on Papers by Paul Dutton, Joaquín Martínez Pizarro, and Jan Ziolkowski, in The Long Morning of Medieval Europe: New Directions in Early Medieval Studies, ed. M. McCormick & J. R. Davis (Ashgate 2008) 209-215. 

17. “Interpreting the Consolation,” in The Cambridge Companion to Boethius, ed. John Marenbon (Cambridge 2009) 228-254

18. “Some Treatments of Sexual Scandal in (Primarily) Later Latin Epistolography,” in In Pursuit of Wissenschaft: FS for William M. Calder III zum 75 Geburtstag ed. S. Heilen, R. Kirstein, et al. (Hildesheim 2008) 393-414

19. “Poetry and Exegesis: Two Variations on the Theme of Paradise,” in Lateinische Poesie der Spätantike, H. Harich-Schwarzbauer and P. Schierl, eds, Schweizerische Beiträge zur Altertumswissenschaft (Basel) 217-43.

20. “Haec quibus uteris verba: the Bible and Boethius’ Christianity,” in The Power of Religion in Late Antiquity, ed. A. J. Cain and N. Lenski (Ashgate 2010) 57-78.

21. “Jerome, Tobit, Alms, and the Vita Aeterna,” in “Jerome of Stridon. Religion, Culture, Society and Literature in Late Antiquity, ed. A. J. Cain & J. Lössl (Ashgate 2009) 87-103.

22. “Augustine and the Latin Classics,” in The Blackwell Companion to Augustine, ed. M. Vessey (Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell 2012) 161-174.

23. “The Tale of Frodebert’s Tail,”in Colloquial and Literary Latin, ed. Eleanor Dickey and Anna Chahoud (Cambridge 2010) 376-405.

24. “‘Incessu humilem, successu excelsam:’ Augustine, Sermo Humilis, and Scriptural ὕψος,” in C. S. Jaeger, ed. Magnificence and the Sublime in Medieval Aesthetics: Art, Architecture, Literature, Music (Palgrave MacMillan 2010) 51-77.

25. “Argumenta leti and ludibria mortis: Ekphrasis, Art, Attributes, Identity, and Hagiography in Late Antique Poetry” in „Text und Bild: Beiträge einer Tagung Wien, April 2009”„Sitzungsberichte, phil.-hist. Klasse: Veröffentlichungen der Kommission  zur Herausgabe des Corpus der lateinischen Kirchenväter” (Wien 2010) 57-82.

26. “Vouillé 507: Historiographical, Hagiographical, and Diplomatic Re- Considerations and Fortuna, “ in The Battle of Vouillé 507: Where France Began, ed. R.  W. Mathisen and D. R. Shanzer (De Gruyter 2012) 63-78

27. ““Food and the Senses, and One Very Special Taste of Paradise, “ in The Cosmography of Paradise, ed. Alessandro Scafi (London: The Warburg Institute) forthcoming

28. “Incest and Late Antiquity: Décadence?” in M. Formisano & T. Fuhrer, eds. Décadence (Winter: Heidelberg) forthcoming

29. “One Dead Girl, Two Living Ladies, Quohelet, and the Judgment of Man: Eschatological Problems, Particular Judgment, and Jerome’s Commentary on Ecclesiastes” in Elisabeth Birnbaum and Ludger Schwienhorst-Schönberger, eds. Hieronymus als Exeget und Theologe. Interdisziplinäre Zugänge zum „Koheletkommentar” des Hieronymus, “Bibliotheca Ephemeridum Theologicarum Lovaniensium” forthcoming Peeters Leuven: 2014)

30. “Beheading at Vercellae: What is Jerome, Ep. 1, and why does it matter?,” in Gernot Michael Müller, ed. Zwischen Alltagskommunikation und literarischer Identitätsbildung. Kulturgeschichtliche Aspekte lateinischer Epistolographie  in Spätantike und Frühmittelalter "Roma aeterna. Beiträge zu Spätantike und Frühmittelalter"  (Steiner-Verlag: Stuttgart) forthcoming

31. “Citation and Textual Criticism: Problems in Vergil and Constantine’s Oratio ad Sanctum Coetum,” in Russell Fuller and Armin Lange eds. “Intertextuality and the Text of the Bible” in Katuv (Vandenhoeck and Ruprecht)

32. “Hell, the Resurrection, and Last Things: Philology in Orientius’ Afterworld,” in Edition und Erforschung lateinischer patristischer Texte: 150 Jahre CSEL (De Gruyter 2014)

33. With Daniela E. Mairhofer,  "Autoritative Texte: Überlieferung und Rezeption." In Kinder Abrahams. Die Bibel in Judentum, Christentum und Islam, edited by Armin Lange and Bernhard Palme, 61-67. Wien: Phoibos Verlag, 2014.

34. “Monotheists' Predication and Narrative: Challenges and Strategies in Late Antique (primarily Christian) Poetry,” in Nicola Hömke, Gian Franco Chiai, and Antonia Jenik, eds Bilder von dem Einen Gott. Die Rhetorik des Bildes in monotheistischen Gottesdarstellungen der römischen Spätantike = Philologus Supplementband, Verlag De Gruyter (forthcoming late 2014).

35. „Auctor, Auctoritas and the Witness to Other Worlds,“ in E. D’ Angelo and J. Ziolkowski, eds. in Auctor et Auctoritas in Latinis Medii Aevi Litteris = Proceedings of the VIth Congress of the International Medieval Latin Committee (Benevento-Naples, November 9-13, 2010) (Firenze: SISMEL/Edizioni de Galuzzo 2014) 1019-1034.

36. “Capturing Merovingian Courts: a Literary Perspective,” in Le Corti nel’ Alto Medioevo, Settimane di Studio, Fondazione C.I.S.A.M. 72 (Spoleto 2015): 667-699.

1. Review of C. Ratkowitsch, MAXIMIANUS AMAT: zu Datierung und Interpretation des Elegikers Maximian in Gnomon 60 (1988) 259-61

2. Review of M. Roberts, Biblical Epic and Rhetorical Paraphrase in Late Antiquity (Liverpool 1985) in Romance Philology 44 (1991) 472-78

3. Review of R. Herzog, ed., Restauration und Erneuerung: die lateinische Literatur von 284 bis 374 n. Chr. (München 1989) in JRS 82 (1992) 244-45

4. Review of Robert McMahon, Augustine’s Prayerful Ascent: An Essay on the Literary Form of the Confessions. (Athens and London 1989) in Envoi 2.2 (1990) 411-18

5. Review of Latin vulgaire-latin tardif. Actes du Ier Colloque international sur le latin vulgaire et tardif (Pécs, 2-5 septembre 1985). ed. József Herman (Tübingen 1987) Romance Philology 47 (1994) 324-32

6. Review of M.Kah, “Die Welt der Römer mit der Seele suchend . . .” Die Religiosität des Prudentius im Spannungsfeld zwischen ‘pietas christiana’ und ‘pietas romana.’ Hereditas: Studien zur Alten Kirchengeschichte 3. (Bonn 1990) in Gnomon 64 (1992) 676-680

7. Review of G. O’Daly, The Poetry of Boethius (London 1991) Medium Aevum 63 (1994) 307-7

8. Review of Bernhard Pabst, Prosimetrum: Tradition und Wandel einer Literaturform zwischen Spätantike und Spätmittelalter (Köln Weimar Wien 1994), 2 vols. Speculum (1996) 749-52

9. Review of P. Dronke, Verse with Prose: the Mixed Form from Petronius to Dante (Cambridge, M.A. 1994) in Mittellateinisches Jahrbuch 32.2. (1997) 26-32

10. Review of The Berlin Commentary on Martianus Capella’s De Nuptiis Philologiae et Mercurii Book I, ed. Haijo Jan Westra, Mittellateinische Studien und Texte 20 (Leiden, New York, Köln 1994) in Speculum (1997) 238-40

11. Review of George W. Shea, The Poems of Alcimus Ecdicius Avitus (Tempe 1997) = Medieval and Renaissance texts and Studies vol. 172 in Classical Review 49.2 (1999) 404-406

12. Review of S. MacCormack, The Shadows of Poetry: Vergil in the Mind of Augustine (Berkeley 1998) The Catholic Historical Review (1999) 439-41

13. Review of C. Rohr, Der Theoderich-Panegyricus des Ennodius (Hannover 1995) Speculum 76 (2001) 446-49

14. Review of A. Arweiler, Die Imitation antiker und spätantiker Literatur in der Dichtung ‘De spiritalis historiae gestis’ des Alcimus Avitus (Berlin 1999) in Classical Review 51.2 (2001) 264-65

15. Review of Dennis E. Trout, Paulinus of Nola: Life, Letters, and Poems (Berkeley 1999) in The Catholic Historical Review 87 (2001) 481-83

16. Review of P. Godman, The Silent Masters: Latin Literature and Its Censors in the High Middle Ages (Princeton 2000) in English Historical Review 116 (2001) 1218-19

17. Review of A.-L. Rey, Centons Homériques (Paris 1998) = SC 437 in Speculum 77.4 (2002) 1382-84

18. Review of S. A. H. Kennell, Magnus Felix Ennodius: A Gentleman of the Church (Ann Arbor 2000) in Classical Review 53.2 (2003): 391-94

19. Review of R. Newhauser, The Early History of Greed: The Sin of Avarice in Early Medieval Thought and Literature (Cambridge 2000) in The Journal of English and Germanic Philology Oct. (2004): 532-35

20. Review of P. Fouracre, ed. The New Cambridge Medieval History ca. 500-700 (Cambridge 2005) Speculum 83.2 (2008) 435-38.

21. Review of Philip Burton, Language in the Confessions of Augustine (Oxford 2007) AJP 129.3 (2008): 442-46

22. Review of Valerie Allen, On Farting: Language and Laughter in the Middle Ages, The New Middle Ages (New York: Palgrave MacMillan 2007) Reviews in History (March 2009): www.history.ac.uk/reviews/paper/shanzerd.html

23. Review of J.N. Adams, The Regional Diversification of Latin 200 BC-AD 600 (Cambridge 2007) Journal of Late Antiquity 3.1 (2010) 176-82

24. Review of Lucio Cristante and Luciano Lenaz (ed., comm., trans.), Martiani Capellae De nuptiis Philologiae et Mercurii. Vol. 1, Libri I/II. Hildesheim: Weidmann 2011 in BMCR 2013.05.48

Review Articles:
1. Review article on Stahl, Johnson & Burge, Martianus Capella and the Seven Liberal Arts vols. 1 & 2 in Beiträge zur Geschichte der deutschen Sprache und Literatur 104 (1982) 110-17

2. “Felix Capella: Minus Sensus Quam Nominis Pecudalis,” (A review article on Martianus Capella ed. J.A. Willis [Teubner, Leipzig 1983]) CP 81 (1986) 62-81

3. “Rhetoric and Art, Art and Ceremony, Martyrs and History, Martyrs and Myth: Some Interdisciplinary Explorations of Late Antiquity” Review Article on S. G. MacCormack, Art and Ceremony in Late Antiquity (Berkeley, Los Angeles, London 1990); M. Malamud, A Poetics of Transformation: Prudentius and Classical Mythology (Ithaca and London 1989); A.-M. Palmer, Prudentius on the Martyrs (Oxford1989); M. Roberts, The Jeweled Style: Poetry and Poetics in Late Antiquity (Ithaca and London 1989) in Envoi 2.2 (1990) 231-68

4. “A New Edition of Sedulius Scottus’s Carmina,” a review article on Sedulii Scotti Carmina, ed. I. Meyers, Corpus Christianorum Continuatio Mediaevalis 117 (Turnholt: Brepols 1991) in Medium Aevum 63 (1994) 104-117

5. Review Article on Lucio Cristante, Martiani Capellae De nuptiis philologiae et Mercurii Liber IX, Medioevo e Umanesimo 64, (Antenore, Padova 1987) in Gnomon 68 (1996) 13-28

6. “Text, Image, and Translations: The Marriage of Philology and Botticelli?” Review Article on Gabriella Moretti, I Primi volgarizzamenti italiani delle Nozze di Mercurio e Filologia (Trento 1995) International Journal of the Classical Tradition 5.1 (1998) 79-88

7. Review Article on M. Heinzelmann, Gregory of Tours: History and Society in the Sixth C. translated by C. Carroll (Cambridge 2001) Medieval Prosopography 23 (2002/04): 247-266

8. Review Article on Lucio Cristante and Luciano Lenaz (ed., comm., trans.), Martiani Capellae De nuptiis Philologiae et Mercurii. Vol. 1, Libri I/II. Hildesheim: Weidmann 2011 in Wiener Studien 126 (2013): 281-308.

Contributions to Works of Reference:
1. Late Antique Literary Biographies for Who Was Who in the RomanWorld (Oxford 1980)

2. “Nemesianus” and “Rutilius Namatianus” for The Dictionary of the Middle Ages (Scribner’s)

3. “Martianus Capella” Oxford Classical Dictionary (Oxford 1996)

4. “Martianus Capella” in A Guide to the Late Antique World, ed. G. W. Bowersock, P. Brown, & O. Grabar (Cambridge, M.A. 1999)

5. “Licentius” in the Augustinus-Lexikon 3.7/8 (Basel 2011) 985-87

6. “Augustine” for the Literary Encyclopedia (2013 in press)

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