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  1. martyrdom. Just as John Foxe’s Book of Martyrs uses the larger context of church history to situate sixteenth-century Protestant martyrdom, The Virgin Martir appropriates and refigures the history of early Christian persecution in order to construct a viable model of resistance to the contemporary Turkish threat. In addition, the play

    • Jane Hwang Degenhardt
    • 2006
  2. The Virgin Martyr has been categorized as a "saint's play" or tragedia sacra, a dramatic form that evolved in Roman Catholic societies after the Counter-Reformation, but was generally unknown in Protestant England. The work has been called "the only post-Reformation saint's play on the London stage before the theatres were closed in 1642." [4]

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  4. › wiki › Saint_LucySaint Lucy - Wikipedia

    Lucia of Syracuse (283–304), also called Saint Lucia ( Latin: Sancta Lucia) better known as Saint Lucy, was a Roman Christian martyr who died during the Diocletianic Persecution. She is venerated as a saint in the Catholic, Anglican, Lutheran, and Eastern Orthodox churches.

  5. A holy virgin, refuses to eat food that was to be sacrificed, tells Dulcitis she learned from Jesus, is burned at the stake. Dulcitius. A Roman governor, asks Agape and Chionia why they object to the food. Sissinus. A Roman count, orders Hirena to the brothel, sentences Hirena to death. Hirena.

  6. Jul 8, 2022 · Hirena answer A holy virgin, continues to keep Christian books despite prohibition, declares that she and several others fled to the mountains, refuses second chance to abide by the law, is sentenced to death Unlock the answer question Female Christian heroine, strong women in a world of weak women answer Themes of The Martyrdom of the Holy Virgins

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  7. Jan 26, 1996 · THE martyrdom of the holy virgins Agape, Chionia, and Irena. The Governor Dulcitius seeks them out in thc silence of the night with criminal intent, but hardly has he entered their dwelling than he becomes the victim of a delusion, under which he mistakes for the objects of his passion the saucepans and frying-pans in the kitchen.

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