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As you well know, here at Folia we are deeply in love with History. With the passing of the centuries, however, it is inevitable for even major details to go lost and be left to historians’ interpretation or plain guesses. This was true even […]


We may be in the middle of winter, sure, but our weekly Women’s Wednesday does not wait: our guest this time is Flora, goddess of spring and flowers. Or… was she? Boccaccio, in fact, portrays a woman that is very […]


The holidays are sadly officially over, but we are happy to be back and open the new year with style thanks to our Women’s Wednesday! Our first guest of 2020 is Virginia, a young Roman woman. Virginia was born into a […]


The end of the year is upon us and the time has come to introduce the last Mulier Clara of 2019. Today’s Women’s Wednesday tells the story of a Roman Vestal Virgin. Daughter of Appius Claudius Pulcher, Claudia is known […]


As you surely know, it often said that behind every great man there is always a great woman. This is also true for mother and son! Meet Olympias, guest of our weekly Women’s Wednesday and mother of Alexander the Great. […]


Is there anything more exciting than the Holiday atmosphere of December? Well, maybe a brand new Women’s Wednesday! Today’s Mulier Clara is Leontion, a philosopher from Ancient Greece. Not much is known about Leontion other than her being one of the […]


  Back to our Women’s Wednesday! After a short break (flu season hit us hard!) we are once again ready to welcome yet another guest to our column dedicated to Boccaccio’s De Mulieribus Claris. Our Mulier Clara today is Irene, […]


We welcome November with a brand-new Women’s Wednesday. Today’s Mulier Clara is Verginia, a Roman maiden and daughter of the centurion Lucius Virginius. Verginia’s story is quite a tragic one. According to the ancient Roman historian Livy, the judge Appius […]

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