Clemens Saga: The Life of St. Clement of Rome

Clemens Saga: The Life of St. Clement of Rome

Edited by Helen Carron
2005 | 56 + xxvii pp. | 978-0-903521-67-3 | Paperback 5.5 x 8.5 in
$16 |

Clemens saga presents the Icelandic text with facing English translation and introduction of a Life of St. Clement of Rome (died c. 100), supposed to have been the third successor of St. Peter as Pope. The first part is derived from the Clementine Recognitions, purportedly Clement’s autobiography, which is a romance telling of the separation and eventual reconciliation after many adventures of members of Clement’s family. The second part tells how they were all converted to Christianity by St. Peter, and Clement himself finally became Pope and was martyred by the heathen Romans by having an anchor tied round his neck and being thrown into the sea, and various miracles performed as a result of his saintliness.