"When the day of their trial was announced, Perpetua’s father came again… “Daughter,” he said. “Pity my grey hairs! Have pity on your father, if I am worthy to be called your father. Don’t make me a cause of mockery before men. Don’t bring about our ruin, for none of us will dare to show his face if you are condemned.” He threw himself at her feet, and wept in despair, imploring her to turn back from the wretched and abhorrent path she had chosen. She stood before him quietly, waiting for him to finish what he had to say. He said it, and left, heavy-hearted; he took with him her baby son….Sentence was pronounced and she was condemned, with the others, to face the wild beasts in the arena."
This Holy Seed: Faith, Hope, and Love in the Early Churches of North Africa
Robin Daniel, 1992 (http://www.tarifit.info/rif-pdf/thisholyseed.pdf)
“Perpetua and Felicity, ”New World Encyclopedia , retrieved from http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Perpetua_and_Felicity