Passion of Paul
PAUL, PASSION OF. A Lat. revision of the martyrdom from the (q.v.), attributed to Linus, Peter’s successor in the see of Rome. The martyrdoms sometimes circulated independently, often in revised and elaborated form. Additions include a passage about Seneca’s admiration for Paul (see Letters of Paul and Seneca), and the story of Plautilla: on his way to execution, Paul borrowed her kerchief, promising to return it. When the returning soldiers mock her, she tells of a vision, and produces the bloodstained kerchief.
Text in Lipsius, Acta apostolorum apocrypha I. 23ff.