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Late Antique Letter CollectionsA Critical Introduction and Reference Guide$
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Cristiana Sogno, Bradley K. Storin, and Edward J. Watts

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780520281448

Published to California Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520281448.001.0001

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The Letter Collection of Avitus of Vienne

The Letter Collection of Avitus of Vienne

(p.357) Twenty-One The Letter Collection of Avitus of Vienne
Late Antique Letter Collections

Brendan Mccarthy

University of California Press

Avitus of Vienne was one of the leading Gallo-Roman aristocrats in the Burgundian kingdom and his letter collection reflects a network of correspondents that included Gallic bishops, Burgundian kings, and the Eastern Roman emperor. Avitus’s collection survives in only 3 manuscripts, but it works effectively to portray him as a learned inheritor of the classical literary traditions of the past and a mediator between the Roman past and the Burgundian present.

Keywords:   Brendan McCarthy, Avitus of Vienne, Burgundian kingdom

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