Category: Women’s Wednesday

Dripetrua
1 April 2020   |    Women's Wednesday

Wednesay after Wednesday, we have surely had our fair share of women renowed for their unique beauty. Isn't it time to lower our expectations? Our guest for this week's Women's Wednesday is Dripetrua (or Drypetina)…

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Aemilia Tertia
25 March 2020   |    Women's Wednesday

Is it possible to forgive someone for cheating on you? Many would probably say that it is impossible, or unfair even, but our dearest Boccaccio seems to feel differently about that. The story of Aemilia…

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Chiomara
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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Berenice
11 March 2020   |    Women's Wednesday

Are your relatives nice to you? We know it is not always the case, but if you get to know Berenice’s story you will probably think you are lucky! This week, let us welcome the…

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Theoxena
4 March 2020   |    Women's Wednesday

Fancy a cup? You are in good luck! The guest of our weekly Women's Wednesday is Theoxena: a loving mother, aunt, and fan of a good cup of... poison. Theoxena was the daughter of a…

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Sophonisba
26 February 2020   |    Women's Wednesday

Another Wednesday, another story! This week we are asking you a difficult question: what would you be willing to do in order to maintain your freedom? In his De Mulieribus Claris, Boccaccio often praises the…

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Busa of Canosa
19 February 2020   |    Women's Wednesday

As we approach the last third of the De Mulieribus Claris, Boccaccio decides to report to us a prime example of solidarity that, unbeknownst even to him, would eventually forerun the institution of the Red…

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Harmonia
12 February 2020   |    Women's Wednesday

Here we are again for our weekly appointment with illustrious women! This week our protagonist is the Sicilian Harmonia, praised by Boccaccio for her strength of mind and her compassion. Daughter of Gelone, who was…

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