Saint Perpetua

Standard Name: Perpetua, Saint
Used Form: St Perpetua
Used Form: Vivia Perpetua

Connections

Connections Sort descending Author name Excerpt
Textual Features Sarah Flower Adams
The poem investigates the possibilities of female heroism during the conflict between paganism and Christianity.
Shattock, Joanne. The Oxford Guide to British Women Writers. Oxford University Press, 1993.
Thesing, William B., editor. Dictionary of Literary Biography 199. Gale Research, 1999.
199: 6
The protagonist is the young Roman mother who became the Christian martyr known as Saint Perpetua . Her...
Textual Production Sarah Flower Adams
SFA published Vivia Perpetua : A Dramatic Poem of blank verse in five acts.
British Library Catalogue.
Todd, Janet, editor. Dictionary of British Women Writers. Routledge, 1989.
Textual Production Sara Maitland
The Martyrdom of Perpetua, a modern English version of the third-century Passio Perpetuae et Felicitas, was published in the Visionary Women series, with introduction and commentary by SM .
Blackwell’s Online Bookshop.
Theme or Topic Treated in Text Monica Furlong
This time MF 's approach to the issue of women's relations with the Church draws less on recent history and more on personal experience and her own thinking. It takes two to create a stigma...
Theme or Topic Treated in Text Sara Maitland
This genre seems almost impossible in the late twentieth century, but the authors believe that saints today are potentially spiritual resources whose presences through the traces they have left behind in the minds of the...
Theme or Topic Treated in Text Katharine Tynan
In this first volume KT establishes three themes that recur throughout her later poetry collections: religion, Ireland, and nature. The four monologues here are spoken by historical or legendary heroines: Louise de la Vallière...

Timeline

7 March 203
In the reign of the Emperor Septimius Severus , Perpetua , author of the earliest surviving text in Latin by a woman, was martyred at Carthage in North Africa.
7 March 203
In the reign of the Emperor Septimius Severus , Perpetua , author of the earliest surviving text in Latin by a woman, was martyred at Carthage in North Africa.