It was in an atmosphere such as this that Roswitha passed her days.
Roswitha was greeted by the world of the Renaissance as the "German Muse."
The child I will leave with you, Roswitha—No, you would forget him if a man so much as looked through the door at you!
But what bearing, it may be asked, had Court life on the life of the nun Roswitha in the convent of Gandersheim?
Roswitha, on the other hand, avowedly wrote for the literary world, and with a special end in view as regards that world.
In these, though they are mainly based on well-known themes, Roswitha shows much originality in description.
It is in a spirit far different from that of her panegyric on the emperor Otho that Roswitha writes her dramas.
But at the same time Roswitha neither contemns marriage nor generally advocates celibacy.
The first appears to have been taken by Roswitha from a Latin translation of a fourth-century Greek legend.
The argument is one employed previously by the Saxon nun Roswitha in the tenth century in her comedy Paphnutius.