Ninus


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Ninus

a king of Assyria and the legendary founder of Nineveh, husband of Semiramis
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In fragment A of the Ninus Romance, a richly rewarding text for both the literary critic and the cultural historian, Ninus and his beloved cousin Semiramis each in turn seek parental consent for their marriage.
The behaviors exhibited by Ninus and Semiramis as they confront their aunts adhere to traditional gender roles.
Urging his aunt to hasten the marriage before the uncertainty of fortune can intervene, Ninus reminds her of the 'wars upon wars' that await him, dangers which his courage will not allow him to dodge (A,III,20-26).
Whereas Ninus stresses that he has entered the ranks of manhood (A,II,22-23), the narrator now introduces Semiramis as a 'girl' ([TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII.
39) One of the most famous examples of Persian incest was of course that between the warrior-queen Semiramis of Assyria and her young son Ninus, for whom she ruled; it is to her story that the note explicitly refers.
The reference is designed to move Nero in the direction of matricide, suggesting first of all that Agrippina is guilty of intrigue and second that if she would act the role of Semiramis, he (Nero) must fulfill the terms of the comparison and "legitimately" kill his mother, as Ninus (Semiramis's son) is said to have done.
42) Ninus, enraged (ira inpulsus, 38) by her incestuous advances or jealousy or fear that children might be born as a result of the deed, is said by some, in Boccaccio's account, to have murdered her after thirty-two years of rule.
Des Ninus Faust durchstach der geilen Mutter Bruste.
The texts at issue are the Ninus romance, the Chaereas and Callirhoe of Chariton, the Ephesiaca of Xenophon, and the Metiochus and Parthenope romance.
The terminus ante quem given by the principal Ninus papyrus (P.
So the case for a significantly earlier date for the composition of Ninus must rest on what Sandy called 'the author's literary style'.
What are the props of this inclination to set the composition of the Ninus a century or more before the papyrus?