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Perpetua's Prayer for Dinocrates

Jeffrey A. Trumbower

in Rescue for the Dead: The Posthumous Salvation of Non-Christians in Early Christianity

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195140996
eISBN:
9780199834747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195140990.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Examines posthumous salvation in a text called The Passion of Perpetua and Felicitas. The text purports to contain diaries of the North African martyrs, Perpetua and Saturus, while in prison before ... More


The Passion of Perpetua and Felicity

Thomas J. Heffernan

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199777570
eISBN:
9780190258290
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199777570.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

One of the most widely read and studied texts composed in Late Antiquity is the prison diary of Vibia Perpetua, a young woman of the elite classes who was martyred in March of the year 202 or 203 ... More


Perpetua's Passions: Multidisciplinary Approaches to the Passio Perpetuae et Felicitatis

Jan N. Bremmer and Marco Formisano (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199561889
eISBN:
9780191804397
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199561889.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This book is a collection of studies about Perpetua, a young female Christian martyr who was executed in 203 AD. Like her spiritual guide, Saturus, Perpetua left a diary, and a few years after their ... More


Perpetua’s Life: Family (Natal and Christian), Education, and Social Status

Barbara K. Gold

in Perpetua: Athlete of God

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780195385458
eISBN:
9780190905316
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195385458.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines what facts we know about Perpetua’s life, context, and background: her companions in martyrdom (Felicitas; Revocatus; Saturus; Saturninus; Secundulus); her age, social status, ... More


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