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Leonzia

LEONZIA

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 […]

irene

IRENE

  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, […]

Verginia

VERGINIA

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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ARTEMISIA

  Today is the last Wednesday of the month: time for yet another Women’s Wednesday! Our guest this time is Artemisia, Queen of Caria… or should we say “guests”? In his telling, Boccaccio actually merges two different queens of Caria, […]

TAMIRI

TAMIRI

Since the beginning of the Women’s Wednesday column, we had the chance to tell many captivating stories of goddesses, queens, maidens, and warriors. Today, for the first time ever, we introduce a painter: Thamyris, said to be the first documented […]

veturia

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 […]

IPPO

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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