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EDOARDO IL CONFESSORE

October 13 is the feast day of Edward the Confessor, the second-to-last Anglo-Saxon king of England ruling from 1042 to 1066. While many historians debate over his success as king, his very nickname suggests a quite fruitful spiritual legacy: Edward was […]

LE AMAZZONI

Earlier today we had the chance to talk about two Amazon queens, Marpesia and Lampedo. But what about the Amazon tribe itself? Boccaccio’s main source, the ancient Greek historian Ephorus of Cyme, describes the rise of the Amazons and to places […]

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LOST IN TRANSLATION

September 30: on the feast day of Saint Jerome, the patron saint of translation (and Bible translator himself), the world celebrates International Translation Day! For most of us, translators are somewhat of an “invisible presence” – granting us the opportunity […]

ROSA DEI VENTI

Franco Cosimo Panini Editore, the publisher behind Folia Magazine, recently had the pleasure to work with the Gallerie Estensi museum in Modena, Italy, on the catalog of the new exhibition called “Meravigliose Adventure” – a journey through maps, travel journals and […]

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AUTUNNO

The Northern Hemisphere enters today the new season! A few weeks ago we talked about grape harvesting and wine in the Middle Ages: autumn, however, was more generally a time for gathering supplies for the winter and the months to come. Firewood […]

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LA MORTE DI VIRGILIO

September 21 marks the anniversary of the death of Virgil, the great Roman poet. In 19 BC, in fact, Virgil had traveled to Greece in order to further research and edit the Aeneid, his masterpiece, just before its publication: on his way back, […]

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EUROPA

The protagonist of this week’s Women’s Wednesday is Europa, the very woman after whom the continent of Europe was named. The legend goes that Europa, originally from Phoenicia, was brought to Crete by Zeus himself: the god, in fact, had become infatuated with […]

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ALZATI E CAMMINA!

Here we are with another marvelous illumination from the Codex Purpureus Rossanensis: Lazarus’ resurrection. The illuminated folio was sadly deeply damaged by both the passing of time and the early XX-century restoration, which mostly affected the peculiar reddish-purple hue of the original […]

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