In Dulcitius, she retold the story of three sisters martyred under Emperor Diocletian. Agape, Chiona, and Irene were ordered to eat food sacrificed to pagan gods but refused. The story had accrued legends over the years and Hrotsvitha chose details that added comedy to the account. For example, men ordered by the emperor to induce the young women to sacrifice became prey to hallucinations.
How far back?
2020 | Present