From the Editor
Scholarship on the life and works of Sidonius Apollinaris is thriving like never before (for a continually updated bibliography, see https://sidonapol.org/). This special issue of JLA is a splendid representative of this upsurge in Sidonian studies. Clustered around the theme of "The Muses and Leisure in Sidonius Apollinaris," it showcases eight cutting-edge papers which focus on the "literary" Sidonius and variously explore the interlocking themes of otium and poetic inspiration in his writings.
On behalf of the editorial board, I am delighted to report that the Journal of Late Antiquity has been honored with the 2019 "Codex Award" by the Council of Editors of Learned Journals. This award, which JLA garnered also in 2013, is bestowed once per year in recognition of excellence in a journal that covers any subject before 1500. Needless to say, the most deserving honorees are our outstanding contributors who choose JLA as the venue of their innovative work. [End Page 1]