Women Writers of Ancient Greece and Rome - An Anthology - Ian Plant

Women Writers of Ancient Greece and Rome - An Anthology - Ian Plant

Perpetua

Women Writers of Ancient Greece and Rome - An Anthology - Ian Plant

Ian Plant [+-]
Macquarie University
Dr Ian Plant is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Ancient History, Division of Humanities. He studied Classics (including Ancient Greek and Latin) and Ancient History at the University of Canterbury, where he completed his doctoral studies under the supervision of Dr Katherine Adshead and Professor Kevin Lee. He taught at the University of Western Australia before taking up the post at Macquarie. His fields of research are Greek history and historiography, especially the study of Thucydides. He also works on women writers from Ancient Greece and Rome, and more recently on Egyptian religion in Greek and Latin writers. He teaches Ancient Greek, Latin, Mythology, Greek Heroes, Women Writers, Thucydides and Herodotus. Among his current research projects are: Thucydides and the writing of history Greek and Roman writers on Egyptian Religion-a project he is working on in collaboration with A/Professor Boyo Ockinga. Women Writers of Ancient Greece and Rome.

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(AD 181–203) In nearly every case, stories of Christian martyrs are fictional. Some are wholly fictional, and  some have been so greatly embellished by later writers that they can no longer be taken as  historical. The martyrdom of Perpetua, however, is generally taken to be an exception to this  rule. Not only is the account of the martyrdom accepted as historical, but many readers  believe that part of the story, a first-hand account of the events leading up to her death, were  written by Perpetua herself.

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Plant, Ian. Perpetua. Women Writers of Ancient Greece and Rome - An Anthology. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 164-168 Apr 2004. ISBN 9781904768029. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=20038. Date accessed: 23 Aug 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.20038. Apr 2004

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