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ECUBA

Here we are with yet another Women’s Wednesday! Last week we talked about Polixena and her sad fate: today we will be focusing on her very mother, Queen Hecuba of Troy. That of Hecuba is a story full of sorrow. […]

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POLISSENA

  For the first Women’s Wednesday of the new month we welcome Polixena: daughter of Priam and Hecuba, her sacrifice symbolizes the end of the Trojan War. Polixena was known for her rather brief infatuation with Achilles. The Trojan princess […]

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PENTESILEA

A new week, as always, means a new Women’s Wednesday! During the course of this column, we repeatedly had the chance to talk about the Amazons and their queens: this time, our Mulier Clara of the week is yet another […]

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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