The Plays of Hrotswitha of Gandersheim

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Larissa Bonfante
Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, Jan 1, 1979 - Drama - 182 pages
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Called by Renaissance humanist Conrad Celtes "the German Sappho, " Hrotswitha (ca. 935 -- 1000) was a prolific author who wrote eight legends in verse, two historical epics, and six plays in rhymed prose. This corrected reprint of the 1979 New York University Press edition contains translations of Gallicanus, Dulcitius, Callimachus, Abraham, Paphnutius, and Sapientia.

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I'm not positive at this late date which of Hrotswitha's plays I read, but I think it was "Sapientia." Read full review


Gallicanus Parts I and
Abraham 7
Paphnut ius

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Larissa Bonfante is Professor of Classics, Emerita, at New York University. A member of the American Philosophical Society and the German Archaeological Institute and President of the US section of the Istituto di Studi Etruschi, she is the author of Etruscan Dress, Etruscan Life and Afterlife and The Etruscan Language: An Introduction (with Giuliano Bonfante); co-editor of The World of Roman Costume; and co-author of Etruscan Myths.

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