Joseph Scales deposited Susanna and Callirhoe: Female Bodies, Law, and Novels in the group Ancient Jew Review on Humanities Commons 3 months ago
The Greek addition to Daniel Susanna and Chariton of Aphrodisias’ Callirhoe are early examples of novels/novella. These works reflect on legal protocol and the place of women vis-à-vis the law and the household, exposing female bodies to make their point. This article connects these features to ancient novelists’ utilisation of female bodies. Content warning: this article discusses sexual violence, rape and death.