Philologisches Seminar

Dr. Andreas Abele

Contact

Wilhelmstraße 36 (Room 14)
72074 Tübingen
Germany
Fon: +49 7071 / 29-74978
E-Mail: andreas.abelespam prevention@uni-tuebingen.de

Office Hours

During term: Tue, 10:30-11:30
During term break by appointment

 

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Latin Text Collections

A Tübingen-Durham cooperation

Information on the LTC project can be found here.

Curriculum Vitae

1985

Born in Ellwangen/Jagst

2005

Abitur at Hariolf-Gymnasium Ellwangen/Jagst

2006

Studied Latin and History at University of Tübingen

2011/12
State Exam

Latin and History

2012-2021
Research Assistant

Department of Classics, University of Tübingen

2017
PhD in Latin Philology

Thesis: 'Jeremias Drexel SJ: Iulianus Apostata Tragoedia. Einleitung, Edition, Übersetzung und Kommentar'

Since 2017
Habilitation Project

'Reading Symmachus' Letter Collection by the Book. Literarästhetische, narratologische und historische Studien zur Briefsammlung des Symmachus'

2021-2022
Principial Investigator (DFG project)

Department of Classics, University of Tübingen

Since 2022
Tenured Lecturer

Department of Classics, University of Tübingen

Research

Research Interests

Neolatin Drama (esp. Jesuit school plays)

Late Latin Epistolography (esp. Symmachus)

Narratology and Latin Hagiography

Current Projects

The Jeweled Style and Neoplatonism, in: Helen Kaufmann/Joshua Hartman: A Late Antique Poetics? The Jeweled Style Revisited.

'Ereignislos bis in den Tod.' Neros Tod bei Sueton (Nero 47-49).

Latin Text Collection-Project ('LTC-project') together with Robert Kirstein (Tübingen) and Roy Gibson (Durham)

Habilitation Project

Quid facto usus sit, ipse videris. Studien zur Briefsammlung des Q. Aurelius Symmachus

My research is part of the project 'Reading Symmachus’ Letters Collections by the Book' funded by the DFG. It investigates the principles of composition and order of Symmachus’ seven-book letter collection. In doing so, its arrangement is understood against the background of contemporary aesthetics and poetics that Michael Roberts called the Jeweled Style in the late 1980s. The extent to which the principles of the Jeweled Style can be identified on different levels of the letter collection (book units, addresse groups, individual letters) is a central part of the study.

A further focus lies on the narrativity of the collection. In three studies, various 'macrotexts' are analysed that are presented by the specific arrangement of individual books or parts of books.

Dissertation

Jeremias Drexel SJ: Iulianus Apostata Tragoedia. Edition, Übersetzung, Kommentar. Berlin, Boston 2018: De Gruyter (Frühe Neuzeit 219) [in print; being publicated by the mid of August] Link

The neo-latin play Iulianus Apostata Tragoedia which was composed by the German Jesuit Jeremias Drexel (1581-1638) and premiered at the Jesuit college in Ingolstadt in 1608, treats in five acts the Christian youth of the Roman Emperor Julian, his firstly hidden, then open apostasy, his tyrannical reign, his cruel persecution of Christians and his sudden death on the Persian battlefield, where he is killed by two Christian martyrs, who acted on behalf of Jesus Christ.

In my PhD thesis I edited the text of the Iulianus which has been passed on only in the autograph of its author. Furthermore, I translated the text into German and added a philological and historical comment that also takes the contemporary theoretically available knowledge into account.

My detailed introduction reconstructs the genesis of the drama including and interweaving Drexel’s early vita. It also contains an analysis of the play’s formal and dramatic structure as well as reflections on some plagiarized passages in the Iulianus. A detailed interpretation of the drama as a whole shows that by means of his Julian Drexel takes part in a vital and highly topical debate among contemporary intellectuals, namely on the controversial issue to what extent Christian beliefs and Neostoicism exclude each other or can be combined. Therefore, Drexel’s Iulianus is linked very closely to the famous Cenodoxus which was composed by Jakob Bidermann, a Jesuit familiar to Drexel, only a few years before.

Publications

Monographies

Jeremias Drexel SJ: Iulianus Apostata Tragoedia. Edition, Übersetzung und Kommentar. Berlin/Boston 2018: De Gruyter (Frühe Neuzeit, vol. 219) Link

Matthäus Rader SJ: Drama de Divo Cassiano ­- Drama über den Heiligen Cassian. Ediert, übersetzt und erläutert. Heidelberg 2021: Winter (Die Neulateinische Bibliothek, vol. 5) Link

 

Book Chapters

The Jeweled Style and Neoplatonism, in: J. Hartman/H. Kaufmann (Edd.): A Late Antique Poetics? The Jeweled Style Revisited. London (Sera Tela, vol. 2), p. 245–257.

The Semantisation of Space in Sulpicius Severus' Vita Sancti Martini, in: M. Fafinski/J. Riemenschneider (Edd.): The Past through Narratology. New Approaches to Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages. Heidelberg (Das Mittelalter, vol. 18), p. 57–72.

‘The Good, the Bad, and the Lazy’: Matthäus Raders SJ Drama de Divo Cassiano (München 1594) und das Lehrerbild der Jesuiten, in: W. Polleichtner (Ed.): Nachdenken über Unterricht. Fallstudien zum Unterricht in Griechisch und Latein im Humanismus. Speyer 2020 (Didaskalika, vol. 4), pp. 65–94.

Narratology and Classical Epic, in: C. Reitz/S. Finkmann (Edd.): Structures of Epic Poetry, Vol. 1, Part 1. Berlin/Boston 2019: De Gruyter, pp. 99-113 [together with Robert Kirstein and Hans-Peter Nill].

Latein und/oder Deutsch? Zur Wahl der Sprache im geistlichen Spiel des Reformations- und konfessionellen Zeitalters, in: A. Gil/R. Kirstein (Edd.): Wissenstransfer und Translation. Zur Breite und Tiefe des Übersetzungsbegriffs. St. Ingbert 2015 (Hermeneutik und Kreativität, vol. 3), pp. 59—83.

Articles

‚Ereignislos bis in den Tod.‘ Neros Tod bei Sueton (Nero 47–49), in: Museum Helveticum [accepted for publication].

Ut fidem dictis adhibeant. ‚Distanz‘ und ‚Fokalisation‘ in der ‚Mantelteilung‘ des Heiligen Martin (zu Sulp. Sev. Mart. 2–3), in: Mnemosyne 73/4 (2020), p. 633–658.

Reviews

G.M. Müller (Ed.): Zwischen Alltagskommunikation und literarischer Identitätsausbildung. Studien zur lateinischen Epistolographie in Spätantike und Frühmittelalter. Stuttgart: Steiner 2018 (Roma Aeterna, vol. 7), in: Anzeiger für die Altertumswissenschaft 71/72 (2018/9), pp. 72-78. https://diglib.uibk.ac.at/AAHG/periodical/pageview/4805294

J. Luggin (Ed.): Thomas Hobbes: De mirabilibus Pecci carmen. Einleitung, Text, Übersetzung und Kommentar. Hildesheim: Olms 2016 (Noctes Neo-latinae, Neo-Latin Texts and Studies, vol. 27), in: Editionen in der Kritik 10 (2018), pp. 195—203.

Ch. Pérez González: Bilingualität auf der Jesuitenbühne. Latein und Volkssprachen im spanischen Schultheater des 16. und 17. Jahrhunderts. Münster: Rhema 2014 (Symbolische Kommunikation und gesellschaftliche Wertesysteme, vol. 45), in: Zeitschrift für romanische Philologie 2016; 132/2, pp. 616—621.

H. Linke: Mittelalter-Renaissance auf der Bühne. Wiederaufleben des mittelalterlichen Dramas und Theaters in der Neuzeit. Wiesbaden: Reichert 2013 (Imagines Medii Aevi. Interdisziplinäre Beiträge zur Mittelalterforschung, vol. 32), in: Wolfenbütteler Renaissance-Mitteilungen 34/2 (2012/13), pp. 231—234.

U. Köpf/S. Lorenz/D. R. Bauer (Edd.): Die Universität Tübingen zwischen Reformation und Dreißigjährigem Krieg. Festgabe für Dieter Mertens zum 70. Geburtstag. Ostfildern: Jan Thorbecke 2010 (Tübinger Bausteine zur Landesgeschichte, vol. 14), in: Wolfenbütteler Renaissance-Mitteilungen 34/1 (2012/13), pp. 99—102.

Conference Papers

Selected Conference Papers

'Elaboratam soloci filo accipe cantilenam.' The 'Preface' of Symmachus' Letter Collection
Basel, 30. September - 2. October 2021: Lector, quas patieris hic salebras! The Stumbling Texts (and Stumbling Readers) of Late Latin Poetry.

The Jeweled Style and Neoplatonism
Erlangen, 25. - 26. June 2021: The Jeweled Style Revisited.

'The Jeweled Letter Collection'. Symmachus’ Letter Collection and the Poetics of Late Antiquity
Tübingen, 30. January - 1. February 2020: Without Order or Narrative. Reading Latin Text Collectioins from Late Roman Republic to the Early Middle Ages (Workshop 1)

‘Ita eos et, cum voluit, stare conpulit et, cum libuit, abire permisit.’ The Semantisation of Space in Sulpicius Severus’ Vita Sancti Martini
Innsbruck, 15.-17. November 2019: Narratology for Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages

Reading ‘the Dullest Epistles in the Latin Language’ by the Book. A Narratological Approach to the Letters of Symmachus
St. Andrews, 23.-24. May 2019: The First Millenium AD, St Andrews/Tübingen Workshop

Fidem narrare. Narrative Discourse Modes in Sulpicius Severus' Account of St Martin Sharing his Cloak with the Beggar
Tübingen, 5. October 2018: Interdisziplinärer Workshop 'Ut fidem dictis adhibeant'

'The Dullest Epistles in the Latin Language'? A Narratological Approach to the Letters of Symmachus
Tübingen, 6. July 2018: Internationale Konferenz 'Epistula narrans'

Vanishing Bodies. The Deaths of Plotinus and St Anthony of Egypt
Durham/GB, 16. May 2018: Neoplatonist Theology Workshop

Ludus in Ludo. Matthäus Raders SJ Drama über den Heiligen Cassianus und das Theaterwesen der Jesuiten
Kaufbeuren, 22. March 2018: Anregungstag für Lehrkräfte der Alten Sprachen in Schwaben

Wie erzählt man 'Glauben'? Der Heilige Martin vor Kaiser Julian (zu Sulp. Sev. Mart. 4)
Straßburg/FR, 12. January 2018: 39. Metageitnia

A Crusader as the Father of Europe? Godfrey of Bouillon on Munich's Jesuit Stage (1596)
Innsbruck/AUT, 30. November 2017: Internationale Tagung 'Early Modern Discourses on Europe'

Schöne Kaiser, hässliche Kaiser. Die physis der Kaiser bei Sueton und ihr Fortwirken
Tübingen, 7. July 2017: Workshop 'Gute Kaiser, schlechte Kaiser. Suetons Kaiserviten'

Klio und der Farbtopf oder Tacitus der 'Epiker' (zu Tac. ann. 1,1,1-11)
Bern/CH, 16. January 2016: 38. Metageitnia

Supervisions

Dissertations

Katharina BlaasMacht und Familie. Intergenerationelle Relationen in den Briefen des Q. Aurelius Symmachus 

Varia

Memberships

Deutscher Altphilologenverband Link

European Narratology Network (ENN) Link

Förderverein des Philologisches Seminars der Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen

Görres-Gesellschaft Link

International Society for Late Antique Literature Studies (ISLALS) Link

Late Latin Poetry Network Link

Mommsen-Gesellschaft (Vollmitglied) Link

Society for Neo-Latin Studies (SNLS) Link

Tübingen Forum Spätantike (Zentrum für interdisziplinäre Spätantike-Forschungen, Tübingen) Link

Tübingen Working Group 'Narrative Dynamics in Latin Literature' Link