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Concerning famous women

Author: Giovanni Boccaccio; Guido Aldo Guarino
Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, 1963.
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Short biographical sketches of 104 women of mythology, history and fantasy, written over 600 years ago, now translated into English.
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Boccaccio, Giovanni, 1313-1375.
Concerning famous women.
New Brunswick, N.J., Rutgers University Press [1963]
(OCoLC)643698187
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Giovanni Boccaccio; Guido Aldo Guarino
OCLC Number: 1115928
Description: xxxviii, 257 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: I. Eve, our first mother --
II. Semiramis, Queen of the Assyrians --
III. Opis, wife of Saturn --
IV. Juno, Goddess of Kingdoms --
V. Ceres, Goddess of Agriculture and Queen of Sicily --
VI. Minerva, also known as Pallas --
VII. Venus, Queen of Cyprus --
VIII. Isis, Queen and Goddess of Egypt --
IX. Europa, Queen of Crete --
X. Libya, Queen of Libya --
XI. Martesia and Lampedo, Queens of the Amazons --
XII. Thisbe, Maiden of Babylon --
XIII. Hypermnestra, Queen of the Argives and Priestess of Juno --
XIV. Niobe, Queen of Thebes --
XV. Hypsipyle, Queen of Lemnos --
XVI. Medea, Queen of Colchis --
XVII. Arachne of Colophon --
XVIII. Orithya and Antiope, Queens of the Amazons --
XIX. Erythraea or Eriphila, the Sibyl --
XX. Medusa, Daughter of Phorcys --
XXI. Iole, Queen of Aetolia --
XXII. Deianira, Daughter of King Oeneus of Aetolia --
XXIII. Jocasta, Queen of Thebes --
XXIV. The Sibyl, Amalthea or Deiphobe --
XXV. Nicostrata, who was called Carmenta XXVI. Procris, wife of Cephalus --
XXVII. Argia, daughter of King Adrastus --
XXVIII. Manto, daughter of Tiresias --
XXIX. The wives of the Minyans --
XXX. Penthesilea, Queen of the Amazons --
XXXI. Polyxena, daughter of King Priam --
XXXII. Hecuba, Queen of the Trojans --
XXXIII. Cassandra, daughter of King Priam of Troy --
XXXIV. Clytaemnestra, Queen of Mycenae --
XXXV. Helen, wife of Menelaus --
XXXVI. Circe, daughter of the Sun --
XXXVII. Camilla, Queen of the Volscians --
XXXVIII. Penelope, wife of Ulysses --
XXXIX. Lavinia, Queen of Laurentum --
XL. The Tyrian Dido or Elissa, Queen of Carthage --
XLI. Nicaula, Queen of Ethiopia --
XLII. Pamphile, daughter of Plates --
XLIII. Rhea Ilia, vestal virgin --
XLIV. Gaia Cyrilla, wife of Tarquinius Priscus --
XLV. Sappho, poetess of Lesbos --
XLVI. Lucretia, wife of Collantinus --
XLVII. Thamyris, Queen of Scythia --
XLVIII. The Courtesan Leaena --
XLIX. Athaliah, Queen of Jerusalem --
L. Cloelia, a Roman virgin --
LI. The Greek woman Hippo --
LII. Megullia Dotata --
LIII. Venturia --
LIV. The painter Thamyris --
LV. Artemisia, Queen of Caria --
LVI. The virgin Virginia --
LVII. Irene, daughter of Cratinus --
LVIII. Leontium --
LIX. Olympias of Macedonia --
LX. The vestal virgin Claudia LXI. Verginia, wife of Lucius Volupinus --
LXII. The prostitute Flora --
LXIII. A young Roman woman --
LXIV. Marcia, daughter of Varro --
LXV. Sulpicia, wife of Fulvius --
LXVI. The Sicilian Harmonia, daughter of Gelon --
LXVII. Busa of Canusium, a woman of Apulia --
LXVIII. Sophonisba, Queen of Numidia --
LXIX. Theoxena, daughter of Prince Herodicus --
LXX. Berenice, Queen of Cappadocia --
LXXI. The wife of Drigiagon the Galatian --
LXXII. Tertia Aemilia, wife of Scipio Africanus --
LXXIII. Dripetrua, Queen of Laodicea --
LXXIV. Sempronia --
LXXV. Claudia Quinta, a Roman woman --
LXXVI. Hypsicratea, Queen of Pontus --
LXXVII. The Roman Sempronia --
LXXVIII. The wives of Cimbrians --
LXXIX. Julia, daughter of Julius Caesar --
LXXX. Portia, daughter of Marcus Cato --
LXXXI. Turia, wife of Quintus Lucretius --
LXXXII. Hortensia, daughter of Quintus Hortensius --
LXXXIII. Sulpicia, wife of Cruscellio --
LXXXIV. Cornificia --
LXXXV. Mariamne, Queen of Judaea --
LXXXVI. Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt --
LXXXVII. Antonia, daughter of Antony --
LXXXVIII. Agrippina, wife of Germanicus --
LXXXIX. The Roman woman Paulina XC. Agrippina, mother of Nero --
XCI. The freedwoman Epicharis --
XCII. Pompeia Paulina, wife of Lucius Annaeus Seneca --
XCIII. Sabina Poppaea, wife of Nero --
XCIV. Triaria, wife of Lucius Vitellius --
XCV. Proba, wife of Adelphus --
XCVI. Faustina Augusta --
XCVII. Soaemias, woman of Emesa --
XCVIII. Zenobia, Queen of Palmyra --
XCIX. Pope Joan --
C. Irene, Empress of Constantinople --
CI. The Florentine maiden Engeldruda --
CII. Constance, Empress of the Romans and Queen of Sicily --
CIII. The widow Camiola --
CIV. Joanna, Queen of Sicily and Jerusalem --
Conclusion.
Other Titles: De mulieribus claris.
Responsibility: by Giovanni Boccaccio ; translated, with an introduction and notes, by Guido A. Guarino.

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Short biographical sketches of 104 women of mythology, history and fantasy, written over 600 years ago, now translated into English.

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