The Plays of Hrotswitha of Gandersheim

Authors: Larissa Bonfante, Alexandra Bonfante-Warren
Product Code: 178X
ISBN: 978-0-86516-178-8
Pages: 198
Availability: In stock.
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Called by Renaissance humanist Conrad Celtes "the German Sappho," Hrotswtha (ca. 935-1000) was a prolific author who wrote eight legends in verse, two historical epics, and six plays in rhymed prose. A corrected reprint of the 1979 New York University Press edition, this book contains translations of Gallicanus, Dulcitius, Callimachus, Abraham, Paphnutius, and Sapientia.

Special Features

  • Biographical Note
  • Translator’s Note
  • Readable English translation of 6 plays
  • Overview of each play and scene and stage directions
  • Select woodcut illustrations

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