Hrotsvitha was one of the first women writers in German-speaking Europe whose works survive today. These two dramas deal with a range of Christian and Biblical topics. Dulcitius depicts the martyrdom of the early medieval women saints, Agape, Chione and Irene, and explores ideas of chastity and piety.

The easily available Reclam version is a modern German translation of the original Medieval Latin by Karl Langorsch, with introduction. Other scholarly versions in Latin and German available too.

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