The Sorrows of Mattidia: A New Translation and Commentary
This volume offers a new translation of the Pseudo-Clementine family narrative here known as The Sorrows of Mattidia. It contains a full introduction which explores the obscured origins of the text, the plot, and main characters, and engages in a comparison of the portrayal of pagan, Jewish, and Christian women in this text with what we encounter in other literature. It also discusses a general strategy for how historians can utilize fictional narratives like this when examining the lives of women in the ancient world. This translation makes this fascinating source for late antique women available in this form for the first time.
Translated by Jenni Irving
Routledge: Taylor and Francis Group
Hutt, Curtis and Irving, Jenni, "The Sorrows of Mattidia: A New Translation and Commentary" (2018). Religion Faculty Books and Monographs. 1.