Emeritus Professor of Latin
Email: gerard.odaly AT orange.fr
My research focuses on literature, religion, and intellectual life in the western Roman Empire between 200 and 500 CE. I am writing a book for Oxford University Press on the book of poems 'for the day' (Cathemerinon) of Prudentius. Augustine continues to occupy me now and again: at present I am chiefly interested in subjectivity in his thought, and in the techniques of argument in his Confessions and On the Trinity. Since retirement I have been living in south-western France, in the Charente, midway between Poitiers (Saints Hilary and Martin) and Bordeaux (unsaintly Ausonius).
Some Recent Publications:
'Two Kinds of Subjectivity in Augustine's Confessions: Memory and Identity, and the Integrated Self', in: P. Remes and J. Sihvola (ed.), Ancient Philosophy of the Self (The New Synthese Historical Library, 64), Springer, Heidelberg, 2008, pp. 195-203.
'Le moi et l'autre dans les Confessions d'Augustin', in: G. Aubry et F. Ildefonse (ed.), Le moi et l'interiorité (Textes et Traditions, 17), J. Vrin, Paris, 2008, pp. 151-64.
'New Tendencies, Religious and Philosophical, in the Roman Empire of the Third to Early Fifth Centuries', in: F.-H. Mutschler and A. Mittag (ed.), Conceiving the Empire: China and Rome Compared, Oxford University Press, Oxford and New York, 2008, pp. 373-96.
'Friendship and Transgression: luminosus limes amicitiae (Augustine, Confessions 2.2.2) and the Themes of Confessions 2', in: S. Stern-Gillet and K. Corrigan (ed.), Reading Ancient Texts, volume II: Aristotle and Neoplatonism. Essays in Honour of Denis O'Brien (Brill's Studies in Intellectual History, 162), Brill, Leiden and Boston, 2007, pp. 211-23.
Augustine’s City of God: A Reader’s Guide, Clarendon Press, Oxford, revised paperback edition, 2004.
‘sunt etiam Musis sua ludicra’: Vergil in Ausonius’, in: R. Rees (ed.), Romane memento: Vergil in the Fourth Century, Duckworth, London, 2004, pp. 141-54.
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