PERPETUA AND FELICITY IN POPULAR CULTURE

 

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1. William Farina has written a book of popular non-fiction called Perpetua of Carthage portrait of a third-century martyr. Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, 2009.

2. The once-flowering rambling rose "Félicité et Perpétue" was introduced by H.A. Jacques in 1827.

 3. Four historical fiction novels have been written about Perpetua: Lothar Schreyer's Siegesfest in Karthago: Roman in 1961; Ann Seidel Armstrong's Remember No More in 1963; Amy Peterson's Perpetua: A Bride, A Martyr, A Passion in 2004, and Malcolm Lyon's The Bronze Ladder in 2006.

4. Perpetua is a typeface that was designed by English sculptor and typeface designer Eric Gill (1882–1940) for Monotype.  First used in the book The Passion of Perpetua and Felicity; therefore the roman was named Perpetua, and the italic was named Felicity.

Typeface: Perpetua

 

5. Andrea Lorenzo Molinari, " Climbing the Dragon's Ladder: Perpetua, Felicitas, Graphic Novels, and the Possibility of Writing Modern

Hagiography," SBL Forum , n.p. [cited Feb 2007].

 

 

6.  An animated video for children was released as part of the Torchlighters series.  Here is the trailer:

 

 

7.  Here is the trailer for a documentary about Perpetua and Felicity by Dr. Rex Butler and Dr. Mark Yeats.

8.  National Geographic featured a series on early Christianity in 2013 called 'Jesus: Rise to Power.'  Click here to see the segment on Perpetua on the National Geographic Channel.

9.  Perpetua and Felicity have been adopted by some members of the LGBTQ community.  You can check out the blog 'Jesus in Love' with commentary and artwork about Perpetua and Felicity here.

10.  For a podcast about Perpetua and Felicity from a Catholic perspective, visit this link.