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Passion of Perpetua and Felicity
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The Passion of Perpetua and Felicity (Martyrium vel Passio Perpetuae et Felicitatis; trans. Heffernan, 2012) is one of the earliest and most significant of the Acta Martyrum (Acts of the Martyrs) genre. It tells the harrowing story of the arrest, persecution and execution of seven young Carthiginians – all recent converts to Christianity during the reign of Emperor Septimius Severus (193–211 CE). It is unique in all the Acts of th…

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Heffernan, Thomas J., “Passion of Perpetua and Felicity”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 04 April 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-7993_EECO_SIM_00002672>
First published online: 2018



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