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Mogli dei Mini

LE MOGLI DEI MINI

  In today’s Women’s Wednesday we celebrate not one but several women: the nameless wives of the Minyans. The Minyans were an autochthonous group that lived in the Aegean region and were usually associated to a group of Greek heroes […]

MANTO

Back to our weekly column: here we are again with a new Mulier Clara! Our lady today is Manto, a skilled Greek prophetess. According to legend, Manto was one of the daughters of Tiresias, the famous Theban oracle: much like her father, she […]

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ARGIA

Another week, another Women’s Wednesday! Our protagonist this time is Argia, princess of Argos. Argia was married to Polynices, one of the sons born from the incestuous union between Oedipus and Jocasta. After their father’s death, Polynices and his brother Eteocles had […]

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PROCRI

Back to another Women’s Wednesday! Our story this time revolves around the dangers of jealousy: our protagonist is Procris, princess of Athens. As the story goes, Procris was happily married to Cephalus when Eos, goddess of dawn, set her eyes on him: […]

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NICOSTRATA

It is the most widely used writing system in the world: but have you ever stopped to wonder where, exactly, does the Latin alphabet come from? Who invented it? Well, our Women’s Wednesday this week will be answering this question […]

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SIBILLA CUMANA

It’s finally Wednesday, which means it’s also time for our weekly appointment with Boccaccio’s De Mulieribus Claris! Our protagonist this time is the legendary Cumean Sibyl, sometimes known by the name of Almathea or Deiphebe. According to the legend, the […]

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GIOCASTA

Ever heard of “Oedipus’ Complex”? Do you know the myth behind its name? You may do, but let us revise together! Our weekly Mulier Clara is, in fact, a major player in the story: we are talking about Oedipus’ mother herself, Jocasta. […]

Deianira

DEIANIRA

Folia Magazine is finally back from our winter break! We take this opportunity to wish all of you a happy new year, as we resume our regular posting by welcoming a new Mulier Clara to our Women’s Wednesday column. This […]

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