Presbyters Uniwersytet Warszawski
ER 19
DRAFT: Perpetua, a young Christian woman imprisoned in Carthage (North Africa) c. 203 sees in a dream-vision bishop Optatus and presbyter Apasius who ask her to make peace between them. Account of the so-called Perpetua`s diary, written in Carthage.
Chapter 13.1-3
Et exiuimus et uidimus ante fores Optatum episcopum ad dexteram et Aspasium presbyterum doctorem ad sinistram, separatos et tristes. Et miserunt se ad pedes nobis, et dixerunt: "Componite inter nos, quia existis, et sic nos reliquistis". Et diximus illis: "Non tu es papa noster, et tu presbyter? Vt uos ad pedes nobis mittatis?". Et moti sumus et conplexi illos sumus.

Place of event:

  • Latin North Africa
  • Carthage

About the source:

Title: Passio Perpetuae, Martyrdom of Perpetua
Origin: Carthage (Latin North Africa)
Denomination: Catholic/Nicene/Chalcedonian, Montanist
T.J. Heffernan, The Passion of Perpetua and Felicity, Oxford 2012.


Described by a title - Presbyter/πρεσβύτερος
Relation with - Bishop/Monastic superior
Relation with - Noble
Relation with - Woman
Please quote this record referring to its author, database name, number, and, if possible, stable URL: S. Adamiak, Presbyters in the Late Antique West, ER19,