Category: Women’s Wednesday

Hippo
2 October 2019   |    Women's Wednesday

October is finally here! The year is slowly coming to an end, while our Women's Wednesday surely is not: with today's guest, Hippo, we have officially reached the 53rd Mulier Clara - meaning we now…

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Cloelia
25 September 2019   |    Women's Wednesday

This week’s Women’s Wednesday tells the story of one of the greatest Roman heroines: Cloelia, a legendary woman that brought peace between the Etruscans and the Romans. Back around 509 BC the Roman citizens, tired…

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Athaliah
18 September 2019   |    Women's Wednesday

Our weekly Women's Wednesday returns today with a chilling personality: Queen Athaliah of Judah, the only female monarch to sit on the throne of David in biblical history. Former princess of Israel, Athaliah married Jehoram, prince of Judah,…

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Leaena
11 September 2019   |    Women's Wednesday

Summer is almost over… but our weekly appointment with Boccaccio’s De Mulieribus Claris is not! Today’s Mulier Clara is Leaena, a Greek courtesan who got tangled up in a political assassination. One version of the…

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Tomyris
4 September 2019   |    Women's Wednesday

Did you miss us? We surely did! The first article after our short summer break is, you guessed it, dedicated to our Women's Wednesday: our guest this time is Tomyris, queen of the Massagetae, an Iranian people living…

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Lucretia
31 July 2019   |    Women's Wednesday

As always, a new Wednesday means a new story from famous women in history as narrated by Boccaccio! This time, our weekly Women's Wednesday features Lucretia and the tragic events that led to the birth of…

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Sappho
24 July 2019   |    Women's Wednesday

Our weekly installment on Boccaccio’s De Mulieribus Claris continues with Sappho, one of the greatest female poets of all time. Said to have been born around 630 BC, Sappho came from the city of Eresos on the…

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Tanaquil
17 July 2019   |    Women's Wednesday

Back to our Women's Wednesday! Our guest this time is Tanaquil, Roman queen of Etruscan descent. Married to Lucumo (whose name meant "king" in Etruscan), Tanaquil believed her husband would make a good leader; for this reason, she…

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