Passion of Perpetua and Felicitas

A completely revised commentary by another author will appear in 2021. 

Below is the commentary for the Latin text. For a single-page commentary on the Greek text, please see

1. Passion of Perpetua Commentary (beta edition, 5mb .pdf, Aug 2012, 6 x 9 in.)

The original title is Passio Sanctarum Perpetuae et Felicitatis. Believed to have been composed in AD 203, this work is a first-hand account of the arrest, imprisonment, and execution in the arena of a Christian woman named Perpetua in Carthage.

The Latin is very easy for an intermediate-level readers–with the exception of a a very difficult introductory paragraph. I recommend that readers who are curious turn immediately to page 4 and start reading Section 2.

I have yet to proofread and modify the dictionary entries and grammar notes.

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