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Andreas
Hofeneder

11 publications between 2005 and 2014 indexed
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Hofeneder, Andreas, Die Religion der Kelten in den antiken literarischen Zeugnissen, vol. 3: Von Arrianos bis zum Ausklang der Antike, Mitteilungen der Prähistorischen Kommission 75, Vienna: Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, 2011.  
abstract:
The subject of this volume is the religion of the Celts as it is depicted in ancient literary sources. In addition to epigraphic monuments and archaeological findings, our knowledge of this part of Celtic life is mainly based on Greek and Latin literary testimonies. This material was collected for the first time in the 1930s by Johannes Zwicker in his Fontes Historiae Religionis Celticae. However, this collection, which has not yet been reprinted, lacks many relevant passages; moreover, it is merely a text collection and contains no commentary. The aim of the present study is to fill these gaps. The Greek and Latin testimonies have been translated into German to aid in their understanding. In addition, the chronologically arranged passages are furnished with a detailed commentary, in which these often problematic testimonies are analyzed in detail based on recent research. Questions of textual criticism and verification of sources are also taken into consideration. The individual testimonies are analyzed within the larger contextual framework, and internal text references and special aspects of the individual literary genera are taken into account. The textual analyses interpret the information found in each testimony.
abstract:
The subject of this volume is the religion of the Celts as it is depicted in ancient literary sources. In addition to epigraphic monuments and archaeological findings, our knowledge of this part of Celtic life is mainly based on Greek and Latin literary testimonies. This material was collected for the first time in the 1930s by Johannes Zwicker in his Fontes Historiae Religionis Celticae. However, this collection, which has not yet been reprinted, lacks many relevant passages; moreover, it is merely a text collection and contains no commentary. The aim of the present study is to fill these gaps. The Greek and Latin testimonies have been translated into German to aid in their understanding. In addition, the chronologically arranged passages are furnished with a detailed commentary, in which these often problematic testimonies are analyzed in detail based on recent research. Questions of textual criticism and verification of sources are also taken into consideration. The individual testimonies are analyzed within the larger contextual framework, and internal text references and special aspects of the individual literary genera are taken into account. The textual analyses interpret the information found in each testimony.
Hofeneder, Andreas, Die Religion der Kelten in den antiken literarischen Zeugnissen, vol. 2: Von Cicero bis Florus, Mitteilungen der Prähistorischen Kommission 66, Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, 2008.  
abstract:
The subject of this volume is the religion of the Celts as it is depicted in ancient literary sources. In addition to epigraphic monuments and archaeological findings, our knowledge of this part of Celtic life is mainly based on Greek and Latin literary testimonies. This material was collected for the first time in the 1930s by Johannes Zwicker in his Fontes Historiae Religionis Celticae. However, this collection, which has not yet been reprinted, lacks many relevant passages; moreover, it is merely a text collection and contains no commentary. The aim of the present study is to fill these gaps. The Greek and Latin testimonies have been translated into German to aid in their understanding. In addition, the chronologically arranged passages are furnished with a detailed commentary, in which these often problematic testimonies are analyzed in detail based on recent research. Questions of textual criticism and verification of sources are also taken into consideration. The individual testimonies are analyzed within the larger contextual framework, and internal text references and special aspects of the individual literary genera are taken into account. The textual analyses interpret the information found in each testimony.
abstract:
The subject of this volume is the religion of the Celts as it is depicted in ancient literary sources. In addition to epigraphic monuments and archaeological findings, our knowledge of this part of Celtic life is mainly based on Greek and Latin literary testimonies. This material was collected for the first time in the 1930s by Johannes Zwicker in his Fontes Historiae Religionis Celticae. However, this collection, which has not yet been reprinted, lacks many relevant passages; moreover, it is merely a text collection and contains no commentary. The aim of the present study is to fill these gaps. The Greek and Latin testimonies have been translated into German to aid in their understanding. In addition, the chronologically arranged passages are furnished with a detailed commentary, in which these often problematic testimonies are analyzed in detail based on recent research. Questions of textual criticism and verification of sources are also taken into consideration. The individual testimonies are analyzed within the larger contextual framework, and internal text references and special aspects of the individual literary genera are taken into account. The textual analyses interpret the information found in each testimony.
Hofeneder, Andreas, Die Religion der Kelten in den antiken literarischen Zeugnissen, vol. 1: Von den Anfängen bis Caesar Sammlung, Mitteilungen der Prähistorischen Kommission 59, Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, 2005. 350 pp.  
abstract:
This volume describes the religion of the Celts as portrayed in the antique literary sources. In addition to archaeological and epigraphical finds, our most important sources concerning this part of Celtic life are Greek and Latin scholarly accounts. The goal of this study is to present these passages: for better understanding, a German translation is offered next to the Greek and Latin. In addition, each of the texts, ordered chronologically, includes a detailed commentary that analyses the problematic sections, taking relevant current research into account. The volume, which begins with the earliest texts and reaches to the life-time of Caesar and includes translations and commentaries, contains 99 passages by 23 different authors.
abstract:
This volume describes the religion of the Celts as portrayed in the antique literary sources. In addition to archaeological and epigraphical finds, our most important sources concerning this part of Celtic life are Greek and Latin scholarly accounts. The goal of this study is to present these passages: for better understanding, a German translation is offered next to the Greek and Latin. In addition, each of the texts, ordered chronologically, includes a detailed commentary that analyses the problematic sections, taking relevant current research into account. The volume, which begins with the earliest texts and reaches to the life-time of Caesar and includes translations and commentaries, contains 99 passages by 23 different authors.

Works edited

Hofeneder, Andreas, and Patrizia de Bernardo Stempel (eds), Théonymie celtique, cultes, interpretatio = Keltische Theonymie, Kulte, interpretatio: X. workshop F.E.R.C.AN., Paris 24.–26.Mai 2010, Mitteilungen der Prähistorischen Kommission 79, Vienna: Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, 2013. URL: <http://www.oapen.org/search?identifier=451552>. 
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This tenth volume appearing within the framework of the ÖAW interdisciplinary research-project Fontes epigraphici religionum Celticarum antiquarum increases our understanding of several aspects of the religious traditions handed down by Celtic-speaking populations, from Britain and the Iberian Peninsula to ancient Italy and Dacia, all through the Gauls and the Germaniae. G. BAUCHHENSS corrects some preconceived notions about iconography; F. BURILLO MOZOTA, J. A. ARENAS ESTEBAN and M. P. BURILLO CUADRADO investigate the cultural context of an astronomic platform at Segeda; P. SCHERRER puts the nautae Parisiaci pillar on a new hermeneutical basis; N. GAVRILOVIĆ looks for Celtic speakers in Eastern Europe. J. GORROCHATEGUI, M. C. GONZÁLEZ RODRÍGUEZ, P. LAJOYE offer partly revised readings of several votive inscriptions and divine names while P. Y. LAMBERT, B. RÉMY, X. DELAMARRE analyse theonymical epithets in different ways and N. BECK scrutinizes the relationship between deities and ethnics. P. DE BERNARDO STEMPEL discusses the transformations to be observed in a provincial pantheon from the first Celtic inscriptions to the latest Roman ones; W. SPICKERMANN questions the continuity between Pre-Roman and Romano-Celtic religion; A. HOFENEDER follows the trail of an Old Celtic and later syncretic deity up to the Imperial Roman historical tradition. M. HAINZMANN and P. DE BERNARDO STEMPEL present – with the help of numerous and easily understandable tables – an innovative systematization of the various syncretic phenomena known as interpretatio, whose geographic diversity is pointed out by F. MARCO SIMÓN.
abstract:
This tenth volume appearing within the framework of the ÖAW interdisciplinary research-project Fontes epigraphici religionum Celticarum antiquarum increases our understanding of several aspects of the religious traditions handed down by Celtic-speaking populations, from Britain and the Iberian Peninsula to ancient Italy and Dacia, all through the Gauls and the Germaniae. G. BAUCHHENSS corrects some preconceived notions about iconography; F. BURILLO MOZOTA, J. A. ARENAS ESTEBAN and M. P. BURILLO CUADRADO investigate the cultural context of an astronomic platform at Segeda; P. SCHERRER puts the nautae Parisiaci pillar on a new hermeneutical basis; N. GAVRILOVIĆ looks for Celtic speakers in Eastern Europe. J. GORROCHATEGUI, M. C. GONZÁLEZ RODRÍGUEZ, P. LAJOYE offer partly revised readings of several votive inscriptions and divine names while P. Y. LAMBERT, B. RÉMY, X. DELAMARRE analyse theonymical epithets in different ways and N. BECK scrutinizes the relationship between deities and ethnics. P. DE BERNARDO STEMPEL discusses the transformations to be observed in a provincial pantheon from the first Celtic inscriptions to the latest Roman ones; W. SPICKERMANN questions the continuity between Pre-Roman and Romano-Celtic religion; A. HOFENEDER follows the trail of an Old Celtic and later syncretic deity up to the Imperial Roman historical tradition. M. HAINZMANN and P. DE BERNARDO STEMPEL present – with the help of numerous and easily understandable tables – an innovative systematization of the various syncretic phenomena known as interpretatio, whose geographic diversity is pointed out by F. MARCO SIMÓN.

Contributions to journals

Hofeneder, Andreas, “Der Zweikampf des M. Valerius Corv(in)us mit einem Gallier. Neue Überlegungen zu Appian (Celt. F 10) und Dionysios von Halikarnaß (ant. Rom. 15, 1,1–2)”, Keltische Forschungen 6 (2013–2014): 59–76.  
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Die Erzählung vom Zweikampf des M. Valerius Corv(in)us mit einem Gallier gehört zu den berühmtesten römischen Legenden, wie an den ungewöhnlich zahlreichen Bezeugungen zu ersehen ist. Ein allen Berichten gemeinsames Element ist, daß dem Römer in diesem Duell ein Rabe zu  Hilfe kam. Lediglich ein  diese Episode behandelndes Fragment aus  Appians Κελτική (Celt. F 10) erwähnt den Raben überhaupt nicht. Für diese augenfällige Abweichung von der restlichen Überlieferung wurden in der Forschung bislang verschiedene Erklärungen geboten, die aber letztlich allesamt unbefriedigend bleiben. Dieser Beitrag versucht zu zeigen, daß Appian die Rabengeschichte sehr wohl kannte. Sein Text, dessen extrem stark fragmentierter Zustand nicht immer gebührend in Rechnung gestellt wurde, läßt sich nämlich mit einer Parallelstelle bei Dionysios von Halikarnaß (ant. Rom. 15, 1,1–2) verknüpfen und so aus der (vermeintlich) isolierten Position in der Überlieferung zum Zweikampf des Valerius befreien.

The story of the single combat of M. Valerius Corv(in)us with a Gaul is one of the most famous Roman legends, as is evident from the unusually high number of attestations. A common element in all these testimonies is that the Roman soldier was helped by a raven in this duel. Only a fragment from Appianʼs Κελτική (Celt. F 10), treating this episode, does not mention the raven at all. For this blatant divergence from the rest of the tradition previous scholarship has offered various explanations, but ultimately all of them have remained unsatisfactory. This paper attempts to show that Appian knew the raven story very well. In fact, his text (whose extremely fragmented state has not always been taken into due account) can be connected with a parallel passage in Dionysius of Halicarnassus (ant. Rom. 15, 1,1–2) and so be freed from its (supposedly) isolated position within the tradition about the single combat of Valerius.

abstract:

Die Erzählung vom Zweikampf des M. Valerius Corv(in)us mit einem Gallier gehört zu den berühmtesten römischen Legenden, wie an den ungewöhnlich zahlreichen Bezeugungen zu ersehen ist. Ein allen Berichten gemeinsames Element ist, daß dem Römer in diesem Duell ein Rabe zu  Hilfe kam. Lediglich ein  diese Episode behandelndes Fragment aus  Appians Κελτική (Celt. F 10) erwähnt den Raben überhaupt nicht. Für diese augenfällige Abweichung von der restlichen Überlieferung wurden in der Forschung bislang verschiedene Erklärungen geboten, die aber letztlich allesamt unbefriedigend bleiben. Dieser Beitrag versucht zu zeigen, daß Appian die Rabengeschichte sehr wohl kannte. Sein Text, dessen extrem stark fragmentierter Zustand nicht immer gebührend in Rechnung gestellt wurde, läßt sich nämlich mit einer Parallelstelle bei Dionysios von Halikarnaß (ant. Rom. 15, 1,1–2) verknüpfen und so aus der (vermeintlich) isolierten Position in der Überlieferung zum Zweikampf des Valerius befreien.

The story of the single combat of M. Valerius Corv(in)us with a Gaul is one of the most famous Roman legends, as is evident from the unusually high number of attestations. A common element in all these testimonies is that the Roman soldier was helped by a raven in this duel. Only a fragment from Appianʼs Κελτική (Celt. F 10), treating this episode, does not mention the raven at all. For this blatant divergence from the rest of the tradition previous scholarship has offered various explanations, but ultimately all of them have remained unsatisfactory. This paper attempts to show that Appian knew the raven story very well. In fact, his text (whose extremely fragmented state has not always been taken into due account) can be connected with a parallel passage in Dionysius of Halicarnassus (ant. Rom. 15, 1,1–2) and so be freed from its (supposedly) isolated position within the tradition about the single combat of Valerius.

Hofeneder, Andreas, “Die ‘Druidinnen’ der Historia Augusta”, Keltische Forschungen 3 (2008): 63–87.
Hofeneder, Andreas, “Favorinus von Arelate und die keltische Religion”, Keltische Forschungen 1 (2006): 29–58.

Contributions to edited collections or authored works

Hofeneder, Andreas, “Apollon Grannos – Überlegungen zu Cassius Dio 77, 15,5–7”, Hofeneder, Andreas, and Patrizia de Bernardo Stempel (eds), Théonymie celtique, cultes, interpretatio = Keltische Theonymie, Kulte, interpretatio: X. workshop F.E.R.C.AN., Paris 24.–26.Mai 2010, Mitteilungen der Prähistorischen Kommission 79, Vienna: Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, 2013. 101–111. URL: <http://www.oapen.org/search?identifier=451552>.
Hofeneder, Andreas, “Überlegungen zu den keltischen Götternamen bei griechischen und römischen Schriftstellern”, in: Spickermann, Wolfgang [ed.], Keltische Götternamen als individuelle Option? = Celtic theonyms as an individual option?: Akten des 11. Internationalen Workshops ‘Fontes Epigraphici Religionum Celticarum Antiquarum’ vom 19.–21. Mai 2011 an der Universität Erfurt, Osnabrücker Forschungen zu Altertum und Antike-Rezeption 19, Rahden/Westfalen: Verlag Marie Leidorf GmbH, 2013. 123–154.
Hofeneder, Andreas, “Die Gründungslegende von Virunum”, in: Stüber, Karin, Thomas Zehnder, and Dieter Bachmann (eds), Akten des 5. Deutschsprachigen Keltologensymposiums, Zürich, 7. - 10. September 2009, Keltische Forschungen. Allgemeine Buchreihe 1, Vienna: Praesens, 2010. 123–136.
Hofeneder, Andreas, “Mercurius Arvernus: Überlegungen zu Plin., Nat. Hist. 34.45-47”, in: Häussler, Ralph, and Gerhard Bauchhenß (eds), Continuity and innovation in religion in the Roman West 2, Journal of Roman Archaeology, Supplementary Series 67.2, Portsmouth: Journal of Roman Archaeology, 2008. 103–118.