Category: Women’s Wednesday

Sulpicia
5 February 2020   |    Women's Wednesday

Over the course of our Women's Wednesday column, we have previously mentioned the importance of chastity for Roman matrons, even within married couples. On this note, our protagonist today was considered to be the chastest of all Roman women:…

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Marcia
29 January 2020   |    Women's Wednesday

Welcome back to our weekly column! On the occasion of our Women's Wednesday, we will tell you the story of Varro's daughter, Marcia, a talented Roman artist. Marcia was known and glorified for her unequaled ability to…

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Roman girl
22 January 2020   |    Women's Wednesday

As you well know, here at Folia we are deeply in love with History. With the passing of the centuries, however, it is inevitable for even major details to go lost and be left to historians' interpretation or plain…

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Flora
15 January 2020   |    Women's Wednesday

We may be in the middle of winter, sure, but our weekly Women's Wednesday does not wait: our guest this time is Flora, goddess of spring and flowers. Or... was she? Boccaccio, in fact, portrays…

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Virginia
8 January 2020   |    Women's Wednesday

The holidays are sadly officially over, but we are happy to be back and open the new year with style thanks to our Women's Wednesday! Our first guest of 2020 is Virginia, a young Roman woman.…

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Claudia
18 December 2019   |    Women's Wednesday

The end of the year is upon us and the time has come to introduce the last Mulier Clara of 2019. Today’s Women’s Wednesday tells the story of a Roman Vestal Virgin. Daughter of Appius…

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Olympias
11 December 2019   |    Women's Wednesday

As you surely know, it often said that behind every great man there is always a great woman. This is also true for mother and son! Meet Olympias, guest of our weekly Women's Wednesday and…

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Leontion
4 December 2019   |    Women's Wednesday

Is there anything more exciting than the Holiday atmosphere of December? Well, maybe a brand new Women’s Wednesday! Today’s Mulier Clara is Leontion, a philosopher from Ancient Greece. Not much is known about Leontion other…

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