Some Political and Ideological Dimensions of Chariton's Chaireas and Callirhoe
Coresus and Callirhoe
was one of the sensations of the Salon, and it secured Fragonard his early reputation as well as a studio in the Louvre.
was reluctant, but Plangon finally managed to get her to the bath.
Throughout the novel the Greek woman Callirhoe
is visualized through the eyes of ever more powerful men.
B N 4094 Watson [death-camass] MALVACEAE Callirhoe
Tyche in Chariton's Chaereas and Callirhoe
and in the Byzantine Romance of Kallimachos and Chrysorroi.
The climactic and most intimate viewing of Callirhoe
takes place within the Persian Empire, at Babylon, inside the royal palace's seraglio of queens and concubines; here she is seen by the Great King Artaxerxes alone, affording us, the readers of the novel, the vicariously privileged position of viewing the body of a much desired royal paramour.
a thistle; Vicia americana, American purple vetch (not on our list); Rhus glabra, smooth sumac; Asclepias speciosa, showy milkweed; Toxicodendron radicans, poison ivy; Apocynum cannabinum, hemp dogbane; Helianthus petiolaris, plains sunflower; Amorpha fruticosa, wildindigo; Gaura coccinea, scarlet gaura; Monarda pectinata, a mint not on our list; Potamogeton nodosus, floating-leaf pondweed; Rubus occidentalis, black raspberry; Sparganium eurycarpum, bur-reed; Callirhoe
involucrata, purple poppy-mallow; Plantago patagonica, woolly plantain; and Anemone canadensis, meadow anemone.
But in this context, I can't resist quoting a relatively recent suggestion regarding what we now take to be the earliest extant novel, namely, Chariton's Callirhoe
uva-ursi `Wood's Red', Callirhoe
involucrata, Grevillea lanigera low form, Halimiocistus, Phlomis russeliana, Scaevola aemula `purple Fanfare' (`Diamond Head').
We can see the apparent objectivity of beauty most clearly in the case of Chariton's heroine, Callirhoe
, and I would like briefly to consider the presentation of her beauty before turning to look at Leucippe's.
60) In Chariton's novel, a messenger tells Callirhoe
that the leader of the army (who actually is her husband Chaereas, but she is unaware of this) wants to marry her.