Tag: Women

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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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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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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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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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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15 May 2019   |    Women's Wednesday

For today’s Women’s Wednesday we welcome one of the most well-known female figures in Greek mythology: Helen of Troy. Believed to be the most beautiful woman of her time, her abduction at the hands of…

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8 May 2019   |    Women's Wednesday

After a short Spring (and Easter) break, we are back with our weekly Women's Wednesday! Our guest this time is Clytemnestra, daughter of Tyndareus and Leda, the King and Queen of Sparta, and later wife of…

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17 April 2019   |    Women's Wednesday

In the past two weeks we have dedicated our Women’s Wednesdays to the women of the Iliad. Today, after introducing Hecuba and her daughter Polixena, it is the turn of Cassandra, Priam’s other daughter who…

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