Vol. 14 (2020): XIV International Symposium Contemporary Issues of Literary Studies : The Silk Road Countries` Folklore
Folklore and Gender

Christian Women in Greek-Latin Pagan Sources (II-III Centuries)

Nino Gagoshashvili
Shota Rustaveli Institute of Georgian Literature

Published 2020-10-20


  • Gender,
  • Christianity,
  • Paganism


Numerous mythological notions have appeared in relation to Christian faith, their life and worship, in the Greek-Roman pagan gods’ world. Christ’s follower women have not been left without attention either.

II-III Greek-Latin authors, such as Plinius Secundus, whose writings are kept in Minicius Felix’s work Octavius, Lucian of Samosata and others – describe multiple mythological facts on Christians in general, in which it is possible to allusively detect situation and place of Christian women in the pagan environment (pagan women were not left out of attention either).