Lives of Roman Christian Women is a collection of letters and documents from the third to the fifth century, celebrating Christian women from across the Roman Empire. Written during the critical period in which Christianity was being transformed from a persecuted faith to the official religion of the Empire, the texts in this book are very revealing about saintly women of the day. Paperback.
A look at the lives of women in antiquity
Using letters from 203 to 420 AD as well as Greek and Latin autobiographical and biographical accounts, this essential volume explores the daily existence of women in ancient times.
Carolinne White is an editor whose publications include a translation of Early Christian Lives and The Rule of St. Benedict, both published by Penguin Classics.
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