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Pseudo-Tertullian, Martyrdom Of Perpetua And Felicitas, 10


nanThe day before we fought, I saw in a vision that Pomponius the deacon had come hither to the door of the prison, and knocked hard upon it. And I went out to him and opened to him; he was clothed in a white robe ungirdled, having shoes curiously wrought. And he said to me: Perpetua, we await you; come. And he took my hand, and we began to go through rugged and winding places. At last with much breathing hard we came to the amphitheatre, and he led me into the midst of the arena. And he said to me: Be not afraid; I am here with you and labour together with you. And he went away. And I saw much people watching closely. And because I knew that I was condemned to the beasts I marvelled that beasts were not sent out against me. And there came out against me a certain ill-favored Egyptian with his helpers, to fight with me. Also there came to me comely young men, my helpers and aiders. And I was stripped naked, and I became a man. And my helpers began to rub me with oil as their custom is for a contest; and over against me saw that Egyptian wallowing in the dust. And there came forth a man of very great stature, so that he overpassed the very top of the amphitheatre, wearing a robe ungirdled, and beneath it between the two stripes over the breast a robe of purple; having also shoes curiously wrought in gold and silver; bearing a rod like a master of gladiators, and a green branch whereon were golden apples. And he besought silence and said: The Egyptian, if shall conquer this woman, shall slay her with the sword; and if she shall conquer him, she shall receive this branch. And he went away. And we came nigh to each other, and began to buffet one another. He tried to trip up my feet, but I with my heels smote upon his face. And I rose up into the air and began so to smite him as though I trod not the earth. But when I saw that there was yet delay, I joined my hands, setting finger against finger of them. And I caught his head, and he fell upon his face; and I trod upon his head. And the people began to shout, and my helpers began to sing. And I went up to the master of gladiators and received the branch. And he kissed me and said to me: Daughter, peace be with you. And I began to go with glory to the gate called the Gate of Life. And I awoke; and I understood that I should fight, not with beasts but against the devil; but I knew that mine was the victory. Thus far I have written this, till the day before the games; but the deed of the games tehmsleves let him write who will.


Intertexts (texts cited often on the same page as the searched text):

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1. Septuagint, Daniel, 7.9 (10th cent. BCE - 2nd cent. BCE)

2. Hebrew Bible, 2 Chronicles, 15.3 (5th cent. BCE - 3rd cent. BCE)

15.3. וְיָמִים רַבִּים לְיִשְׂרָאֵל לְלֹא אֱלֹהֵי אֱמֶת וּלְלֹא כֹּהֵן מוֹרֶה וּלְלֹא תוֹרָה׃ 15.3. Now for long seasons Israel was without the true God, and without a teaching priest, and without law;"
3. Clement of Rome, 1 Clement, 60.3 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

60.3. ναί, δέσποτα, ἐπίφανον τὸ πρόσωπόν σου ἐφ̓ Ps. 67, 1; 80, 3. 7. 19; Num. 6, 25, 26 ἡμᾶς εἰς ἀγαθὰ ἐν εἰρήνῃ, εἰς τὸ σκεπασθῆναι ἡμᾶς τῇ χειρί σου τῇ κραταιᾷ καὶ ῥυσθῆναι ἀπὸ Gen. 50, 20; Jer. 21, 10; 24, 6; Am. 9, 4; Deut. 30, 9 πάσης ἁμαρτίας τῷ βραχίονί σου τῷ ὑψηλῷ, καὶ ῥῦσαι ἡμᾶς ἀπὸ τῶν μισούντων ἡμᾶς ἀδίκως.
4. Ignatius, To The Ephesians, 10.1-10.2 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

10.1. And pray ye also without ceasing for the rest of mankind (for there is in them a hope of repentance), that they may find God. Therefore permit them to take lessons at least from your works. 10.2. Against their outbursts of wrath be ye meek; against their proud words be ye humble; against their railings set ye your prayers; against their errors be ye stedfast in the faith; against their fierceness be ye gentle. And be not zealous to imitate them by requital.
5. Mishnah, Berachot, 5.5 (1st cent. CE - 3rd cent. CE)

5.5. One who is praying and makes a mistake, it is a bad sign for him. And if he is the messenger of the congregation (the prayer leader) it is a bad sign for those who have sent him, because one’s messenger is equivalent to one’s self. They said about Rabbi Hanina ben Dosa that he used to pray for the sick and say, “This one will die, this one will live.” They said to him: “How do you know?” He replied: “If my prayer comes out fluently, I know that he is accepted, but if not, then I know that he is rejected.”"
6. New Testament, Apocalypse, 1.14 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

1.14. His head and his hair were white as white wool, like snow. His eyes were like a flame of fire.
7. Polycarp of Smyrna, Letter To The Philippians, 12.3 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

8. Tosefta, Megillah, 3.27 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

9. Anon., Apocryphon of John (Bg), 9.5 (2nd cent. CE - 3rd cent. CE)

10. Philostratus The Athenian, Life of Apollonius, 6.2 (2nd cent. CE

6.2. For when he arrived at the confines of Ethiopia and Egypt, and the name of the place is Sycaminus, he came across a quantity of uncoined gold and linen and an elephant and various roots and myrrh and spices, which are all lying without anyone to watch them at the crossways. I will explain the meaning of this, for the same custom still survives among ourselves. It was a market place to which the Ethiopians bring all the products of their country; and the Egyptians in their turn take them all away and bring to the same spot their own wares of equal value, so bartering what they have got for what they have not. Now the inhabitants of the marches are not yet fully black but are half-breeds in matter of color, for they are partly not so black as the Ethiopians, yet partly more so than the Egyptians. Apollonius, accordingly, when he realized the character of the market, remarked: Contrast our good Hellenes: they pretend they cannot live unless one penny begets another and unless they can force up the price of their goods by chaffering or holding them back; and one pretends that he has got a daughter whom it is time to marry, and another that he has got a son who has just reached manhood, and a third that he has to pay his subscription to his club, and a fourth that he is having a house built for him, and a fifth that he would be ashamed of being thought a worse man of business than his father was before him. What a splendid thing then it would be, if wealth were held in less honor and equality flourished a little more and “if the black iron were left to rust in the ground,” for all men would agree with one another, and the whole earth would be like one brotherhood.
11. Pliny The Younger, Letters, 10.96.2 (2nd cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

12. Pliny The Younger, Letters, 10.96.2 (2nd cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

13. Tertullian, On Baptism, 17.5 (2nd cent. CE - 3rd cent. CE)

14. Anon., The Acts of Paul And Thecla, 29 (3rd cent. CE - 4th cent. CE)

15. Babylonian Talmud, Avodah Zarah, None (3rd cent. CE - 6th cent. CE)

16. Anon., The Acts of The Scillitan Martyrs Or The Passion of Speratus And Companions, 13

17. Anon., Martyrdom of Pionius, 8.2, 16.2, 18.6

18. Anon., Martyrdom of Montanus And Lucius, 4.2, 6.4

19. Pseudo-Tertullian, Martyrdom of Perpetua And Felicitas, 2.1, 3.1-3.3, 3.5, 6.3-6.6, 10.8, 18.5



Subjects of this text:

subject book bibliographic info
abraham Poorthuis and Schwartz, Saints and role models in Judaism and Christianity (2014) 175
acta martyrum, acts of the martyrs Novenson, Monotheism and Christology in Greco-Roman Antiquity (2020) 239
acts of paul and thecla, and perpetua Bremmer, Magic and Martyrs in Early Christianity: Collected Essays (2017) 230
acts of paul and thecla, tryphaena Bremmer, Magic and Martyrs in Early Christianity: Collected Essays (2017) 230
acts of peter, and perpetua Bremmer, Magic and Martyrs in Early Christianity: Collected Essays (2017) 139, 230
acts of peter, marcellus Bremmer, Magic and Martyrs in Early Christianity: Collected Essays (2017) 139, 230
acts of peter, women Bremmer, Magic and Martyrs in Early Christianity: Collected Essays (2017) 139
agency, religious action, individual Rüpke, The individual in the religions of the ancient Mediterranean (2014) 354
agency Rüpke, The individual in the religions of the ancient Mediterranean (2014) 352, 354
angels Rüpke, The individual in the religions of the ancient Mediterranean (2014) 352
apocryphal acts, and novel Bremmer, Magic and Martyrs in Early Christianity: Collected Essays (2017) 230
apocryphal acts, and roman world Bremmer, Magic and Martyrs in Early Christianity: Collected Essays (2017) 230
apocryphal acts, and women Bremmer, Magic and Martyrs in Early Christianity: Collected Essays (2017) 230
apocryphal acts, authors Bremmer, Magic and Martyrs in Early Christianity: Collected Essays (2017) 230
apocryphal acts, readership Bremmer, Magic and Martyrs in Early Christianity: Collected Essays (2017) 230
aqiva Poorthuis and Schwartz, Saints and role models in Judaism and Christianity (2014) 171
atonement Poorthuis and Schwartz, Saints and role models in Judaism and Christianity (2014) 175
augustine, and martyrdom of perputua and felicitas Moss, Ancient Christian Martyrdom: Diverse Practices, Theologies, and Traditions (2012) 132
author Maier and Waldner, Desiring Martyrs: Locating Martyrs in Space and Time (2022) 151
baptism Rüpke, The individual in the religions of the ancient Mediterranean (2014) 354
barbarians Lieu, Christian Identity in the Jewish and Graeco-Roman World (2004) 295
biographical Poorthuis and Schwartz, Saints and role models in Judaism and Christianity (2014) 171
biography, autobiography Rüpke, The individual in the religions of the ancient Mediterranean (2014) 354
carthage Rüpke, The individual in the religions of the ancient Mediterranean (2014) 352, 354
chains Maier and Waldner, Desiring Martyrs: Locating Martyrs in Space and Time (2022) 151
christian/ity, names of Bremmer, Magic and Martyrs in Early Christianity: Collected Essays (2017) 9
christian Poorthuis and Schwartz, Saints and role models in Judaism and Christianity (2014) 171
christiana/us sum Bremmer, Magic and Martyrs in Early Christianity: Collected Essays (2017) 9
colonialism, colonial, colonized, postcolonial Maier and Waldner, Desiring Martyrs: Locating Martyrs in Space and Time (2022) 151
colonialism, colonial, colonized Maier and Waldner, Desiring Martyrs: Locating Martyrs in Space and Time (2022) 151
commentarii Kitzler, From 'Passio Perpetuae' to 'Acta Perpetuae' (2015) 8
community, and religion Rüpke, The individual in the religions of the ancient Mediterranean (2014) 354
confessor Maier and Waldner, Desiring Martyrs: Locating Martyrs in Space and Time (2022) 151
conversion Rüpke, The individual in the religions of the ancient Mediterranean (2014) 354
death, consolatory writings Rüpke, The individual in the religions of the ancient Mediterranean (2014) 352
death Poorthuis and Schwartz, Saints and role models in Judaism and Christianity (2014) 171, 175
dedicatory epigrams, gifts from the gods Rüpke, The individual in the religions of the ancient Mediterranean (2014) 352
devil, satan Lieu, Christian Identity in the Jewish and Graeco-Roman World (2004) 295
diary, of perpetua Moss, Ancient Christian Martyrdom: Diverse Practices, Theologies, and Traditions (2012) 132
dragon Moss, Ancient Christian Martyrdom: Diverse Practices, Theologies, and Traditions (2012) 132
dreams as medium Rüpke, The individual in the religions of the ancient Mediterranean (2014) 352, 354
egypt Rüpke, The individual in the religions of the ancient Mediterranean (2014) 352, 354
egyptian, the Lieu, Christian Identity in the Jewish and Graeco-Roman World (2004) 295
egyptian Kitzler, From 'Passio Perpetuae' to 'Acta Perpetuae' (2015) 50
egyptians/ethiopians, black Bremmer, Magic and Martyrs in Early Christianity: Collected Essays (2017) 139, 230
eleazar Poorthuis and Schwartz, Saints and role models in Judaism and Christianity (2014) 175
execution Rüpke, The individual in the religions of the ancient Mediterranean (2014) 354
faith Maier and Waldner, Desiring Martyrs: Locating Martyrs in Space and Time (2022) 151
family, of perpetua' Moss, Ancient Christian Martyrdom: Diverse Practices, Theologies, and Traditions (2012) 132
family Maier and Waldner, Desiring Martyrs: Locating Martyrs in Space and Time (2022) 151
felicitas, portrayal of Moss, Ancient Christian Martyrdom: Diverse Practices, Theologies, and Traditions (2012) 132
felicitas Poorthuis and Schwartz, Saints and role models in Judaism and Christianity (2014) 171
gender Rüpke, The individual in the religions of the ancient Mediterranean (2014) 354
gladiators Kitzler, From 'Passio Perpetuae' to 'Acta Perpetuae' (2015) 50; Rüpke, The individual in the religions of the ancient Mediterranean (2014) 352
hanina Poorthuis and Schwartz, Saints and role models in Judaism and Christianity (2014) 171, 175
hanina ben teradyon Poorthuis and Schwartz, Saints and role models in Judaism and Christianity (2014) 171
heresy, heretics Lieu, Christian Identity in the Jewish and Graeco-Roman World (2004) 295
hilarianus Moss, Ancient Christian Martyrdom: Diverse Practices, Theologies, and Traditions (2012) 132
homer Rüpke, The individual in the religions of the ancient Mediterranean (2014) 354
humiliation Maier and Waldner, Desiring Martyrs: Locating Martyrs in Space and Time (2022) 151
huna Poorthuis and Schwartz, Saints and role models in Judaism and Christianity (2014) 175
hypomnemata Kitzler, From 'Passio Perpetuae' to 'Acta Perpetuae' (2015) 8
identity, individual identity Rüpke, The individual in the religions of the ancient Mediterranean (2014) 354
identity, self-identity Rüpke, The individual in the religions of the ancient Mediterranean (2014) 354
image of god Novenson, Monotheism and Christology in Greco-Roman Antiquity (2020) 239
individualism Rüpke, The individual in the religions of the ancient Mediterranean (2014) 354
individualization Rüpke, The individual in the religions of the ancient Mediterranean (2014) 352, 354
jerusalem Poorthuis and Schwartz, Saints and role models in Judaism and Christianity (2014) 175
jesus, good shepherd figure Rüpke, The individual in the religions of the ancient Mediterranean (2014) 352
liturgy Kitzler, From 'Passio Perpetuae' to 'Acta Perpetuae' (2015) 8
martin Poorthuis and Schwartz, Saints and role models in Judaism and Christianity (2014) 171
martyr Poorthuis and Schwartz, Saints and role models in Judaism and Christianity (2014) 175
martyr acts Lieu, Christian Identity in the Jewish and Graeco-Roman World (2004) 295
martyr literature Rüpke, The individual in the religions of the ancient Mediterranean (2014) 352, 354
martyrdom Rüpke, The individual in the religions of the ancient Mediterranean (2014) 352, 354
martyrs, martyrdom Novenson, Monotheism and Christology in Greco-Roman Antiquity (2020) 239
martyrs as exempla Rüpke, The individual in the religions of the ancient Mediterranean (2014) 352, 354
martyrs death Rüpke, The individual in the religions of the ancient Mediterranean (2014) 352, 354
martyrs tomb, perpetua, martyr Rüpke, The individual in the religions of the ancient Mediterranean (2014) 352, 354
martyrs tomb, saturus, martyr Rüpke, The individual in the religions of the ancient Mediterranean (2014) 352, 354
masculinity Kitzler, From 'Passio Perpetuae' to 'Acta Perpetuae' (2015) 50
masculinization Kitzler, From 'Passio Perpetuae' to 'Acta Perpetuae' (2015) 50
montanism Kitzler, From 'Passio Perpetuae' to 'Acta Perpetuae' (2015) 8
mos maiorum Kitzler, From 'Passio Perpetuae' to 'Acta Perpetuae' (2015) 8
narrative Maier and Waldner, Desiring Martyrs: Locating Martyrs in Space and Time (2022) 151
norms Rüpke, The individual in the religions of the ancient Mediterranean (2014) 354
origen Rüpke, The individual in the religions of the ancient Mediterranean (2014) 354
other, the, mythicized Lieu, Christian Identity in the Jewish and Graeco-Roman World (2004) 295
other, the, otherness, vocabulary of Lieu, Christian Identity in the Jewish and Graeco-Roman World (2004) 295
other, the, the barbarian as Lieu, Christian Identity in the Jewish and Graeco-Roman World (2004) 295
other, the Lieu, Christian Identity in the Jewish and Graeco-Roman World (2004) 295
pagan, paganism Novenson, Monotheism and Christology in Greco-Roman Antiquity (2020) 239
passio perpetuae Poorthuis and Schwartz, Saints and role models in Judaism and Christianity (2014) 171, 175
passion Poorthuis and Schwartz, Saints and role models in Judaism and Christianity (2014) 171, 175
passion of perpetua and felicitas Moss, Ancient Christian Martyrdom: Diverse Practices, Theologies, and Traditions (2012) 132
perpetua, as author Moss, Ancient Christian Martyrdom: Diverse Practices, Theologies, and Traditions (2012) 132
perpetua, visions of Moss, Ancient Christian Martyrdom: Diverse Practices, Theologies, and Traditions (2012) 132
perpetua Moss, Ancient Christian Martyrdom: Diverse Practices, Theologies, and Traditions (2012) 132; Poorthuis and Schwartz, Saints and role models in Judaism and Christianity (2014) 171, 175
perpetua (martyr, martyrdom of) Maier and Waldner, Desiring Martyrs: Locating Martyrs in Space and Time (2022) 151
persuasion Kitzler, From 'Passio Perpetuae' to 'Acta Perpetuae' (2015) 50
piety Rüpke, The individual in the religions of the ancient Mediterranean (2014) 354
politics and religion, hierarchy, social Rüpke, The individual in the religions of the ancient Mediterranean (2014) 354
poor Poorthuis and Schwartz, Saints and role models in Judaism and Christianity (2014) 175
power, martyrdom Rüpke, The individual in the religions of the ancient Mediterranean (2014) 352, 354
presbyters Rüpke, The individual in the religions of the ancient Mediterranean (2014) 352
priesthood, bishops Rüpke, The individual in the religions of the ancient Mediterranean (2014) 352
priesthood, deacons Rüpke, The individual in the religions of the ancient Mediterranean (2014) 352, 354
prison Maier and Waldner, Desiring Martyrs: Locating Martyrs in Space and Time (2022) 151
prophecy Rüpke, The individual in the religions of the ancient Mediterranean (2014) 352
rabbi Poorthuis and Schwartz, Saints and role models in Judaism and Christianity (2014) 171
rashi Poorthuis and Schwartz, Saints and role models in Judaism and Christianity (2014) 175
rationality Rüpke, The individual in the religions of the ancient Mediterranean (2014) 354
resurrection Maier and Waldner, Desiring Martyrs: Locating Martyrs in Space and Time (2022) 151
revocatus Kitzler, From 'Passio Perpetuae' to 'Acta Perpetuae' (2015) 8
ritual Maier and Waldner, Desiring Martyrs: Locating Martyrs in Space and Time (2022) 151
rome Kitzler, From 'Passio Perpetuae' to 'Acta Perpetuae' (2015) 8; Poorthuis and Schwartz, Saints and role models in Judaism and Christianity (2014) 175
sage Poorthuis and Schwartz, Saints and role models in Judaism and Christianity (2014) 175
satan Rüpke, The individual in the religions of the ancient Mediterranean (2014) 352
saturninus Kitzler, From 'Passio Perpetuae' to 'Acta Perpetuae' (2015) 8
scriptures Kitzler, From 'Passio Perpetuae' to 'Acta Perpetuae' (2015) 8
secundulus Kitzler, From 'Passio Perpetuae' to 'Acta Perpetuae' (2015) 8
serpent Novenson, Monotheism and Christology in Greco-Roman Antiquity (2020) 239
sex Rüpke, The individual in the religions of the ancient Mediterranean (2014) 354
shame Maier and Waldner, Desiring Martyrs: Locating Martyrs in Space and Time (2022) 151
space, spatial, spatial turn Maier and Waldner, Desiring Martyrs: Locating Martyrs in Space and Time (2022) 151
space, spatial, spatiality Maier and Waldner, Desiring Martyrs: Locating Martyrs in Space and Time (2022) 151
space, spatial Maier and Waldner, Desiring Martyrs: Locating Martyrs in Space and Time (2022) 151
torah Poorthuis and Schwartz, Saints and role models in Judaism and Christianity (2014) 175
vision Maier and Waldner, Desiring Martyrs: Locating Martyrs in Space and Time (2022) 151; Novenson, Monotheism and Christology in Greco-Roman Antiquity (2020) 239
visions Kitzler, From 'Passio Perpetuae' to 'Acta Perpetuae' (2015) 50; Rüpke, The individual in the religions of the ancient Mediterranean (2014) 352
woman Poorthuis and Schwartz, Saints and role models in Judaism and Christianity (2014) 171