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SIBILLA CUMANA

It’s finally Wednesday, which means it’s also time for our weekly appointment with Boccaccio’s De Mulieribus Claris! Our protagonist this time is the legendary Cumean Sibyl, sometimes known by the name of Almathea or Deiphebe. According to the legend, the […]

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GIOCASTA

Ever heard of “Oedipus’ Complex”? Do you know the myth behind its name? You may do, but let us revise together! Our weekly Mulier Clara is, in fact, a major player in the story: we are talking about Oedipus’ mother herself, Jocasta. […]

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DEIANIRA

Folia Magazine is finally back from our winter break! We take this opportunity to wish all of you a happy new year, as we resume our regular posting by welcoming a new Mulier Clara to our Women’s Wednesday column. This […]

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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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