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The Resource Perpetua's journey : faith, gender, & power in the Roman Empire, Jennifer A. Rea, Liz Clarke

Perpetua's journey : faith, gender, & power in the Roman Empire, Jennifer A. Rea, Liz Clarke

Label
Perpetua's journey : faith, gender, & power in the Roman Empire
Title
Perpetua's journey
Title remainder
faith, gender, & power in the Roman Empire
Statement of responsibility
Jennifer A. Rea, Liz Clarke
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Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Examining issues of power, gender, and religion in the ancient world, Perpetua's Journey: Faith, Gender, and Power in the Roman Empire is a graphic history set in Roman Africa in 203 CE that tells the story of the Christian martyr Perpetua. The Passio Sanctarum Perpetuae et Felicitatis, also known as The Passion of Saints Perpetua and Felicity, is the first extant diary authored by a Christian woman. Vibia Perpetua was a young mother who lived in Roman Africa and, at the age of twenty-two, chose to publicly proclaim her Christian faith. She died as a result of her actions, though she did not die alone; she was part of a group of Christian martyrs, including several slaves, who were placed in prison and then executed in Carthage during the birthday celebrations of Emperor Septimius Severus's son in 203 CE. Perpetua's diary contains her account of the days leading up to her martyrdom. Perpetua's Journey occupies a space between the many works designed primarily for specialists and advanced scholars, who already know a great deal about Perpetua and the history of the Roman Empire, and lives of saints that are intended for general readers. Perpetua's Journey is unique because it combines both sequential art and historical and social commentary, and it places Perpetua's diary in the context of life in Roman North Africa in 203 CE
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Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
Passio SS. Perpetuae et Felicitatis
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Rea, Jennifer A.,
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • comics graphic novels
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1982-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Clarke, Liz
Series statement
Graphic history series
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  • Perpetua
  • Perpetua
  • Felicity
  • Felicity
  • Perpetua
  • Felicitas
  • Perpetua
  • Christian women saints
  • Christian women saints
  • Christian women martyrs
  • Sex role
  • Power (Social sciences)
  • Rome
  • Christian women martyrs
  • Christian women saints
  • Power (Social sciences)
  • Sex role
  • Rome (Empire)
  • Tunisia
Label
Perpetua's journey : faith, gender, & power in the Roman Empire, Jennifer A. Rea, Liz Clarke
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 202-206) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. The graphic history -- Carcer et praetorium = "The prison and the palace" -- Christiana sum = "I am a Christian" -- In viridiario = "In the garden" -- Damnatio ad bestias = "Condemned to the beasts" -- Part II. Historical and social context -- The Roman Empire -- Carthage before Rome -- Roman Africa -- The Emperor Septimius Severus -- Tertullian -- Roman religion and early Christianity -- The Roman Senate -- Religion in the empire -- Emperor worship -- The cults of Ceres and Saturn -- Christians in imperial Rome -- Magic and religion -- Montanism -- Christian persecution -- Severus and Christian persecutions -- Christianity after 203 CE -- Baptism -- Roman education -- Slaves and Christianity -- Felicity : portrait of a slave in Roman Africa -- Prison life -- Gladiatorial combat -- The amphitheater -- Constructing status in antiquity -- Gender and power in the Passio -- The visions of Perpetua and Saturus -- Perpetua's death -- Part III. The translation -- About the translation of the Passio -- A brief history of the text -- The passion of Perpetua and Felicity -- Part IV. Conclusion -- Further interpretations of the text -- The Passio after 203 CE -- The making of the graphic portion of this text -- Questions -- Timeline of events in history (Rome and Carthage) -- Timeline of Christian persecutions -- Glossary
Control code
986236979
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xxi, 208 pages
Isbn
9780190238728
Lccn
2016059263
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), color maps
System control number
(OCoLC)986236979
Label
Perpetua's journey : faith, gender, & power in the Roman Empire, Jennifer A. Rea, Liz Clarke
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 202-206) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. The graphic history -- Carcer et praetorium = "The prison and the palace" -- Christiana sum = "I am a Christian" -- In viridiario = "In the garden" -- Damnatio ad bestias = "Condemned to the beasts" -- Part II. Historical and social context -- The Roman Empire -- Carthage before Rome -- Roman Africa -- The Emperor Septimius Severus -- Tertullian -- Roman religion and early Christianity -- The Roman Senate -- Religion in the empire -- Emperor worship -- The cults of Ceres and Saturn -- Christians in imperial Rome -- Magic and religion -- Montanism -- Christian persecution -- Severus and Christian persecutions -- Christianity after 203 CE -- Baptism -- Roman education -- Slaves and Christianity -- Felicity : portrait of a slave in Roman Africa -- Prison life -- Gladiatorial combat -- The amphitheater -- Constructing status in antiquity -- Gender and power in the Passio -- The visions of Perpetua and Saturus -- Perpetua's death -- Part III. The translation -- About the translation of the Passio -- A brief history of the text -- The passion of Perpetua and Felicity -- Part IV. Conclusion -- Further interpretations of the text -- The Passio after 203 CE -- The making of the graphic portion of this text -- Questions -- Timeline of events in history (Rome and Carthage) -- Timeline of Christian persecutions -- Glossary
Control code
986236979
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xxi, 208 pages
Isbn
9780190238728
Lccn
2016059263
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), color maps
System control number
(OCoLC)986236979

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