Tag: Women

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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