Ninus

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Ninus

a king of Assyria and the legendary founder of Nineveh, husband of Semiramis
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Anderson, "The Silence of Semiramis: Shame and Desire in the Ninus Romance and Other Greek Novels," AN 7 (2008), 1-28).
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.
But the heroine of the Ninus Romance may not actively pursue her beloved, not even her fiance.
Calasiris assumes Thambe's role as the insightful, indulgent elder, and the brief exchange between aunt and niece in the Ninus Romance swells here into several days of tactful and often humorous diplomacy, culminating in a discreet confession of desire from Chariclea (4,10) and a promise from Calasiris that her desire will be honorably fulfilled (4,11).
Like Chariton and the author of the Ninus Romance, Heliodorus also addresses the patriarchal standards that typically limit the heroine's actions.
The texts at issue are the Ninus romance, the Chaereas and Callirhoe of Chariton, the Ephesiaca of Xenophon, and the Metiochus and Parthenope romance.