A dedicated dentist
23 October 2020   |    Floral Friday

Illumination from a Roman Missal created for Jean de Foix, Bishop of Comminges, ms. Latin 16827, f. 383v, 1492, Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des Manuscrits, Paris.

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The Wives of the Cimbrians
21 October 2020   |    Women's Wednesday

As soon as the need arises, women have never hesitated to take the matter in hand… and wars are no exception. This week, Folia Magazine is not going to talk about just one woman, but…

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A curious little bear
16 October 2020   |    Floral Friday

Illumination from a Diurnal, ms. Ms. Ludwig IX 14 (83.ML.110), f. 17v, ca. 1485, The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles.

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Sempronia
14 October 2020   |    Women's Wednesday

Here we are again, celebrating the women praised by Boccaccio in his De mulieribus claris: our woman of the week is Sempronia, who lived during the last decades of the end of the Roman Republic.…

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E is for Exquisite
9 October 2020   |    Floral Friday

Capital "E", illumination from the manuscript "Gradualis sanctorum Ecclesiae Parisiensis pars II", ms. RES VMA MS-1411, p. 25, 1669, Département Musique, Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris.

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Hypsicratea
7 October 2020   |    Spotlight on

Yes, Folia Magazine is finally back! And what better way to reprise our columns than doing so with our beloved Women's Wednesday? Our protagonist of the week is famous for leaving her traditional feminine role,…

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Claudia Quinta
29 April 2020   |    Women's Wednesday

We are back with another Women's Wednesday! Our guest this week is Claudia Quinta, a Roman woman who managed to single-handedly (and literally so!) save herself from false accusations and become a symbol of greatness…

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Blooming corner
24 April 2020   |    Floral Friday

Illumination from a Flemish Book of Hours, ms. Ludwig IX 9 (83.ML.105), f. 7r, after 1460, The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles.

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My Dear Daisy
17 April 2020   |    Floral Friday

"Mon cueur veult estre en ceste Margueryte", illumination from the manuscript "Petit Livre d'Amour" di Pierre Sala, ms. Stowe MS 955, f. 6r, ca. 1500, British Library, London. The Petit Livre d'Amour consists of a collection…

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Sempronia
15 April 2020   |    Women's Wednesday

Have you ever felt pressured to lie (or even to swear falsely) just to please someone in a much higher position? This situation, which may sound very modern, is probably as old as time itself:…

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