Concerning famous women / by Giovanni Boccaccio ; translated, with an introduction and notes, by Guido A. Guarino.

; Guarino, Guido A., 1925- ed. and tr
New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, 1963.

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Standard Title De mulieribus claris. English
Other Authors Guarino, Guido A., 1925-
Subjects Women -- Biography.
Description xxxviii, 257 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Copyright Date 1963.
Notes Includes bibliographical references.
Also issued online.
Summary Short biographical sketches of 104 women of mythology, history and fantasy, written over 600 years ago, now translated into English.
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
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.
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
Genre Biography.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)1115928
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Boccaccio, Giovanni, 1313-1375.
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