Rel 121 Chariton Books 6-8

Rel 121 Chariton Books 6-8 - REL 121g: The World of the New...

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REL 121g: The World of the New Testament Section Instructor: Mills Question Set IV. Chariton,   Books VI-VIII Class Formation and the Construction of Social Roles in Antiquity Key terms:   (from lecture)  kore parthenos nymphe gyne krone arkteia , weaving, social  marginal,  hetairai  (from Chariton) Callirhoe as  gyne , Rhodogyne, Atraxerxes Question I. Aristocratic Women (Book VI) When Callirhoe learns from the eunuch Artaxates that the “Great King of Persia,”  Atraxerxes, wants to see her, Chartion reports that  “Callirhoe’s first impulse was to dig her nails into the eyes of this would- be pimp and tear them out if she could; but being a well-brought-up and  sensible woman, she quickly remembered where she was, who she was,  and who it was talking to her.  She controlled her anger and from that  point spoke hypocritically to the barbarian” (95).  How would you characterize Callirhoe’s response? On what grounds does she  restrain herself and keep her composure? Is this characteristic of aristocratic  women unique to those from the region of Greece or do we see similar examples 
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Rel 121 Chariton Books 6-8 - REL 121g: The World of the New...

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