We asked local sixth form students to help us understand the conflicts driving ancient stories of family crisis.
The Acts of Paul and Thecla, set in the 1st century, tells the story of Thecla, a teenaged bride-to-be who rejects an arranged marriage despite the pleas of her mother Theiocleia and her fiance Thamyris. (Click the black box to the right for an intro from Professor Kate Cooper.)
Rupert imagines a disappointed Theiocleia. –>