Category: Bloody pages

18 March 2020   |    Bloody pages

If there is something we have understood about Boccaccio and his view of women by reading his De Mulieribus Claris, it is his love-hate towards strong, vindictive women! Our weekly story is that of Chiomara,…

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15 March 2018   |    Bloody pages

"Tu quoque, Brute, fili mi?" ("You too, Brutus, my son?")   On March 15, 44 BC, the Ides of March, Julius Caesar is assassinated in the Roman Senate by a group of conspirators. The phrase he allegedly…

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15 December 2017   |    Bloody pages

December 15, AD 37, Antium: the future Roman Emperor, Nero, was born. As the only son of Gnaeus Domitius Ahenobarbus and Agrippina the Younger, Nero was related to both Caligula and Augustus. After the death of…

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