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VETURIA

Our weekly Women’s Wednesday is dedicated to the courage of a mother: our Mulier Clara is Veturia, mother of the Roman general Gaius Marcius Coriolanus. Coming from a wealthy family herself, Veturia was the one to push her son towards […]

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MEGULLIA DOTATA

Like every Wednesday, this day is dedicated to Boccaccio’s De Mulieribus Claris. Today’s Mulier Clara is Megullia Dotata, a Roman lady whose name became a title for the woman that came with a substantial dowry. In Roman times, much like in some parts of the […]

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IPPO

October is finally here! The year is slowly coming to an end, while our Women’s Wednesday surely is not: with today’s guest, Hippo, we have officially reached the 53rd Mulier Clara – meaning we now stand exactly in the middle […]

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CLELIA

This week’s Women’s Wednesday tells the story of one of the greatest Roman heroines: Cloelia, a legendary woman that brought peace between the Etruscans and the Romans. Back around 509 BC the Roman citizens, tired of being ruled by the […]

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ATALIA

  Our weekly Women’s Wednesday returns today with a chilling personality: Queen Athaliah of Judah, the only female monarch to sit on the throne of David in biblical history. Former princess of Israel, Athaliah married Jehoram, prince of Judah, to secure the relationship […]

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LEENA

Summer is almost over… but our weekly appointment with Boccaccio’s De Mulieribus Claris is not! Today’s Mulier Clara is Leaena, a Greek courtesan who got tangled up in a political assassination. One version of the story states that Leaena (in […]

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TOMIRI

Did you miss us? We surely did! The first article after our short summer break is, you guessed it, dedicated to our Women’s Wednesday: our guest this time is Tomyris, queen of the Massagetae, an Iranian people living the steppe east of the […]

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LUCREZIA

As always, a new Wednesday means a new story from famous women in history as narrated by Boccaccio! This time, our weekly Women’s Wednesday features Lucretia and the tragic events that led to the birth of the Roman Republic. Lucretia was […]

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