Category: Women’s Wednesday

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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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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27 November 2019   |    Women's Wednesday

Back to our Women's Wednesday! After a short break (flu season hit us hard!) we are once again ready to welcome yet another guest to our column dedicated to Boccaccio's De Mulieribus Claris. Our Mulier…

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6 November 2019   |    Women's Wednesday

We welcome November with a brand-new Women’s Wednesday. Today’s Mulier Clara is Verginia, a Roman maiden and daughter of the centurion Lucius Virginius. Verginia’s story is quite a tragic one. According to the ancient Roman…

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30 October 2019   |    Women's Wednesday

Today is the last Wednesday of the month: time for yet another Women's Wednesday! Our guest this time is Artemisia, Queen of Caria... or should we say "guests"? In his telling, Boccaccio actually merges two…

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23 October 2019   |    Women's Wednesday

Since the beginning of the Women’s Wednesday column, we had the chance to tell many captivating stories of goddesses, queens, maidens, and warriors. Today, for the first time ever, we introduce a painter: Thamyris, said…

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16 October 2019   |    Women's Wednesday

Our weekly Women's Wednesday is dedicated to the courage of a mother: our Mulier Clara is Veturia, mother of the Roman general Gaius Marcius Coriolanus. Coming from a wealthy family herself, Veturia was the one…

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Megullia Dotata
9 October 2019   |    Women's Wednesday

Like every Wednesday, this day is dedicated to Boccaccio’s De Mulieribus Claris. Today’s Mulier Clara is Megullia Dotata, a Roman lady whose name became a title for the woman that came with a substantial dowry. In Roman…

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