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Paphnutius

monk converts a courtesan but cannot overcome his lust for her. [Fr. Lit.: Anatole France Thaïs in Benét, 997]
See: Lust
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Both Sapientia, in which the title-character delivers a long discourse on numbers when asked for the ages of her children, and Pafnutius, which includes a detailed music lesson, reveal sophisticated applications of Boethian philosophical ideas.
43) David Chamberlain, Musical Learning and Dramatic Action in Hrosvit's Pafnutius, Studies in Philology, 77 (1980), 319-43; Katharina M.
One assumes that the "delicate situations" to which Chambers refers are the attempted necrophilia in Calimachus and the prostitution in Abraham and Pafnutius.