"Kitzler's aims are admirably realised in this slim volume: it would form an excellent introduction to the Passio Perpetuae for someone new to this text, and the extensive footnotes are a comprehensive guide to current scholarship and directions for further reading. For the scholar already familiar with the text, the valuable aspect of this work is the reading of its reception history and the demonstration of the ongoing power of its narrative by virtue of the repeated efforts to re-write it."
"To conclude, [Kitzler's] book provides a highly lucid and wide-ranging overview of research on the Passio Perpetuae: its origins, narrative structure, theological and social implications and subversive nature. [...] [It] will be an important starting point for such research."BY:ebook777.com