Tag: Women

10 April 2019   |    Women's Wednesday

Here we are with yet another Women's Wednesday! Last week we talked about Polixena and her sad fate: today we will be focusing on her very mother, Queen Hecuba of Troy. That of Hecuba is…

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3 April 2019   |    Women's Wednesday

For the first Women’s Wednesday of the new month we welcome Polixena: daughter of Priam and Hecuba, her sacrifice symbolizes the end of the Trojan War. Polixena was known for her rather brief infatuation with…

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27 March 2019   |    Women's Wednesday

A new week, as always, means a new Women's Wednesday! During the course of this column, we repeatedly had the chance to talk about the Amazons and their queens: this time, our Mulier Clara of the week…

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The Wives of the Minyans
20 March 2019   |    Women's Wednesday

In today’s Women’s Wednesday we celebrate not one but several women: the nameless wives of the Minyans. The Minyans were an autochthonous group that lived in the Aegean region and were usually associated to a…

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13 March 2019   |    Women's Wednesday

Back to our weekly column: here we are again with a new Mulier Clara! Our lady today is Manto, a skilled Greek prophetess. According to legend, Manto was one of the daughters of Tiresias, the famous Theban oracle: much…

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20 February 2019   |    Women's Wednesday

Back to another Women's Wednesday! Our story this time revolves around the dangers of jealousy: our protagonist is Procris, princess of Athens. As the story goes, Procris was happily married to Cephalus when Eos, goddess of dawn,…

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13 February 2019   |    Women's Wednesday

It is the most widely used writing system in the world: but have you ever stopped to wonder where, exactly, does the Latin alphabet come from? Who invented it? Well, our Women's Wednesday this week…

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Cumean Sibyl
6 February 2019   |    Women's Wednesday

It's finally Wednesday, which means it's also time for our weekly appointment with Boccaccio's De Mulieribus Claris! Our protagonist this time is the legendary Cumean Sibyl, sometimes known by the name of Almathea or Deiphebe. According…

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