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PENELOPE

Continuing with the women from Homer’s epics, this week’s Mulier Clara is no one but Penelope: Odysseus’ wife, Queen of Ithaca, and cousin of Helen of Troy. Penelope is most famous for her fidelity to her husband during his absence, […]

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CAMILLA

Our last Women’s Wednesday of May is dedicated to Camilla, a Volscian maiden who became a warrior under the protection of the goddess Diana. Daughter of King Metabus and Casmilla, Camilla’s story began in tragedy with her mother dying in […]

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CIRCE

Our Women’s Wednesday turns magical! Our protagonist this week is Circe, the famous enchantress who appeared as one of the main female figures in Homer’s Odyssey. Daughter of Helios, god of the Sun, and the nymph Perse, Circe ruled on […]

Elena

ELENA

For today’s Women’s Wednesday we welcome one of the most well-known female figures in Greek mythology: Helen of Troy. Believed to be the most beautiful woman of her time, her abduction at the hands of Paris is considered to be […]

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CLITENNESTRA

After a short Spring (and Easter) break, we are back with our weekly Women’s Wednesday! Our guest this time is Clytemnestra, daughter of Tyndareus and Leda, the King and Queen of Sparta, and later wife of Agamemnon. We had the chance […]

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CASSANDRA

In the past two weeks we have dedicated our Women’s Wednesdays to the women of the Iliad. Today, after introducing Hecuba and her daughter Polixena, it is the turn of Cassandra, Priam’s other daughter who foresaw the destruction of Troy. […]

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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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