Day: October 21, 2021

Madeleine de Scudéry’s Femmes Illustres – Κλοιλία

Cloelia was a woman who was allegedly taken hostage, along with other Roman women, by the Etruscan king Lars Porsena during his war against Rome around 508 b.C. In some other versions, instead of being taken hostage, she was given by the Romans as a tribute. Regardless of the version, it is said that she […]