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Iole

IOLE

Today’s Women’s Wednesday marks our last appointment with a new Mulier Clara before our Holidays break: the protagonist of our story today is Iole, a surprisingly cunning young woman from Greek mythology. While multiple versions of the myth of Iole and […]

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MEDUSA

Time for a new appointment with our Women’s Wednesday! You may not have guessed it by the illumination above, but our guest this time is Medusa, the famous Gorgon with snakes in place of her hair. Why is her depiction […]

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LA SIBILLA ERITREA

Our voyage through the pages of the De Mulieribus Claris continues today with Herophile (or Eriphila). Herophile was one of the priestesses of the Apollonian Oracle in Erythrae, in Ionia; because of this, although being born in Babilonia, she is also known […]

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ORTIZIA E ANTIOPE

A new Wednesday means, as usual, a new appointment with our weekly Women’s Wednesday: our guests this time are Orithyia and Antiope, daughters of the Amazon queen Marpesia and later warrior queens themselves. The figures of both Orithyia and Antiope seem to […]

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ARACNE

  Folia Magazine is back! After the sudden and unforeseen break we were forced to take (we apologize, we were a little short on time), let us resume from where we left: our weekly Women’s Wednesday. Our protagonist this week […]

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MEDEA

Back to another Women’s Wednesday! This time we will be focusing on Medea, surely one of the most famous women in Greek mythology, and also the protagonist of the tragedy of the same name written by Euripides. Medea is described […]

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IPSIPILE

We wrap up the month of October with yet another Women’s Wednesday! The protagonist this time is Hypsipyle, queen of Lemnos and daughter of Thoas and Myrina, one of the Amazon queens. During Hypsipyle’s reign as queen, Aphrodite felt like the women […]

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NIOBE

For today’s Women’s Wednesday we will be focusing on Niobe. Daughter of Tantalus and sister of Pelops, for centuries her name has been identified with the concrete danger of being too prideful. Object of her pride, in fact, were her […]

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