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It’s finally time for our Women’s Wednesday! Like every week we will focus on a new Mulier Clara: the spotlight this time is on Thisbe, a maiden from Babylonia, famous for her tragic love story with Pyramus. Their parents’ rivalry, […]



And here we are, our first double Women’s Wednesday! Following Boccaccio’s footsteps, our weekly column couples two of our Mulieres Clarae together: Marpesia and Lampedo, queens of the Amazon. The two sisters are, in fact, perhaps some of the most famous Amazons […]



  Our tenth Women’s Wednesday is dedicated to Libya: daughter of Epaphus and Memphis, is depicted above giving orders to three men. Libya was also the beloved wife of Poseidon (god of the Sea) with whom she had three children: […]

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The protagonist of this week’s Women’s Wednesday is Europa, the very woman after whom the continent of Europe was named. The legend goes that Europa, originally from Phoenicia, was brought to Crete by Zeus himself: the god, in fact, had become infatuated with […]



This week’s Women’s Wednesday is dedicated to the goddess Isis: woman of many roles, she is depicted above in the act of writing a book of law amidst some farmers.   Many are the myths concerning Isis: in addition to […]



We resume our weekly Women’s Wednesday column with one of the most famous women of all time: Venus. You are probably well acquainted with the mythological figure of Venus (or Aphrodite for the Greek): the goddess of beauty and love […]

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Our journey to the discovery of the many Mulieres Clarae continues with a multi-faceted goddess, Minerva. Robinet Testard, as shown in the illumination above, chose to depict her warrior side by arming her with sword and shield.   According to […]



Today, just like every Wednesday, Folia Magazine welcomes a new Mulier Clara: the spotlight this week goes to Ceres, the goddess of agricultural fertility. In accordance to her patronage, the deity is often depicted holding a scythe and surrounded by […]

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