Drusiana

Drusiana

restored to life by John the Evangelist. [Christian Hagiog.: Golden Legend]
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The story is of the deeds and adventures of the brave Jewish knight Bovo and the love between him and the beautiful princess Drusiana.
76) In the Apocryphal Acts of John ([section][section] 63-65) Drusiana convinces her husband to agree upon a spiritual marriage.
La razon de tal demora se debe al encarcelamiento y asesinato en la prision de Castelnuovo del conde Jacopo Piccinino, activo participe en la guerra de sucesion y yerno del duque Francesco Sforza, pues se habia casado un ano antes con Drusiana, hija ilegitima de este.
Analiza el discurso de Juan sobre la polimorfia del Senor en HchJn 87-93; 103-105 donde dice que los apostoles al ser llamados, y en otros momentos, lo ven cada uno de una edad distinta (nino, joven, anciano) y con distintas dimensiones y caracteristicas de su cuerpo; la aparicion de Cristo a una de las protagonistas, Drusiana, como un joven bello y bajo la figura del apostol (HchJn 73,1-4; 76,17); y la oracion de esta dirigiendose a Cristo como <<polimorfo en tu rostro>> (HchJn 82,3-6).
Drusiana contrasts sharply with Constantia in "The Conversion of Gallicanus," who serenely trusts that if she and her father, Constantine, choose the way of God, He will sort out Constantine's conflict between his duty to honor his general Gallicanus's request to marry Constantia and his duty to honor Constantia's vow of chastity.
Drusiana fue encerrada viva en un sepulcro por su marido ante su renuncia a la vida marital (44); y Migdonia, Tertia y Narchia, confinadas en un sotano bajo el triclinio de Misdeo (45).
The first story, "Het gevecht der Artemiden" (The Battle of the Artemides), discusses the strange behavior, suicide, and resurrection of Drusiana from the perspective of her servant Tyche--who attributes the events to her mistress's shock on seeing the Ephesian depiction of Artemis as the goddess of lust, whereas she had always modeled herself on Arcadian Artemis, the virgin goddess--and from the viewpoint of the majordomo Josef, a Christian.
Paola Francesca Moretti, "The Two Ephesian Matrons: Drusiana's Story in the Acts of John as a Possible Christian Response to Milesian Narrative" (35-48), as the title indicates, suggests that the story of Drusiana in the second-century Acts of John, which is probably set in Ephesus, represents a Christian response to a kind of Milesian narrative such as Petronius' Matron of Ephesus.
Next, Paola Francesca Moretti reads the story of Drusiana in the Acts of John as a Christian response to Milesian narrative (such as that of the Ephesian matron in Petronius).