- Title Pages
- List of Abbreviations
- Perpetua’s Passions
- The Passion of Saints Perpetua and Felicity
- Passio Sanctarum Perpetuae et Felicitatis<sup>1</sup>
- I Felicitas
- II Perpetua’s Gender. A Latinist Reads the <i>Passio Perpetuae et Felicitatis</i>
- III <i>Femina Liberaliter Instituta</i>—Some Thoughts on a Martyr’s Liberal Education
- IV Vibia Perpetua—An Indecent Woman
- V The <i>Passio Perpetuae</i> and Jewish Martyrdom
- VI Perpetual Contest
- VII Maternity and Sainthood in the Medieval Perpetua Legend
- VIII The Editor’s Prime Objective
- IX Exemplum and Sacrifice, Blood Testimony and Written Testimony
- X Visions, Prophecy, and Authority in the <i>Passio Perpetuae</i>
- XI The Conquest of the Real by the Imaginary
- XII Socrates’ Passion
- XIII <i>Nova Exempla</i>. The New Testament of the <i>Passio Perpetuae</i>
- XIV The <i>Passio Sanctarum Perpetuae et Felicitatis</i> and Montanism?
- XV Perpetua’s Martyrdom and the Metamorphosis of Narrative
- XVI The Canonization of Perpetua
- XVII The Power of Uncertainty
- XVIII Perpetua’s Prisons
- XIX Memories of the Martyrs
- Notes on Contributors
- Bibliography of the <i>Passio Perpetuae et Felicitatis</i>
- Index of Names, Subjects and Passages
- (p.244) XII Socrates’ Passion
- Perpetua's Passions
- Oxford University Press
This chapter begins with a discussion of Cato’s reading of Phaedo before his suicide and the death of Socrates. It then turns to Tertullian, the author of Apology, and his treatment of Socrates’ death, which begins with a tableau that re-enacts the scene of the Phaedo. The chapter goes on to explain how this treatment bears on the discussion on Perpetua and provides a re-reading of the Passio Perpetuae et Felicitatis with Socrates in mind.
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