Category: Women’s Wednesday

Rhea Silvia
10 July 2019   |    Women's Wednesday

This week’s Women’s Wednesday stars Rhea Silvia, the woman who gave birth to arguably the most famous siblings in Roman history: Romulus and Remus. Also known as Ilia, our Mulier Clara lived in fame long before…

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Pamphila
3 July 2019   |    Women's Wednesday

Not a queen, nor a goddess, nor a mythical or mystical figure: our Women's Wednesday this time is dedicated to a completely normal Greek woman, Pamphila! Living on the island of Kos, Pamphila was the first woman to…

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Nicaula
26 June 2019   |    Women's Wednesday

This week’s Women’s Wednesday is dedicated to Nicaula, better known as the Queen of Sheba - the ancient kingdom located in modern-day Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Yemen. Found in several writings under different appellatives, including Maqueda and Bilquis,…

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Dido
19 June 2019   |    Women's Wednesday

Once again following Aeneas' travels, this week we head over to Africa and, more precisely, to the legendary city of Carthage: our protagonist this time is in fact Queen Dido (also known as Elissa), regarded…

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Lavinia
12 June 2019   |    Women's Wednesday

Our journey at the discovery of the women of the Aeneid continues with Lavinia: daughter of Latinus and Amata, she was the last wife of Aeneas. Lavinia spent most of her life being courted by…

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Penelope
5 June 2019   |    Women's Wednesday

Continuing with the women from Homer's epics, this week's Mulier Clara is no one but Penelope: Odysseus' wife, Queen of Ithaca, and cousin of Helen of Troy. Penelope is most famous for her fidelity to her husband during…

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Camilla
29 May 2019   |    Women's Wednesday

Our last Women’s Wednesday of May is dedicated to Camilla, a Volscian maiden who became a warrior under the protection of the goddess Diana. Daughter of King Metabus and Casmilla, Camilla's story began in tragedy…

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Circe
22 May 2019   |    Women's Wednesday

Our Women's Wednesday turns magical! Our protagonist this week is Circe, the famous enchantress who appeared as one of the main female figures in Homer's Odyssey. Daughter of Helios, god of the Sun, and the…

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