On Famous Women

The famous women

  • 1. Eve, the first woman in the Bible
  • 2. Semiramis, queen of the Assyrians
  • 3. Opis, wife of Saturn
  • 4. Juno, goddess of the Kingdoms
  • 5. Ceres, goddess of the harvest and queen of Sicily
  • 6. Minerva
  • 7. Venus, queen of Cyprus
  • 8. Isis, queen and goddess of Egypt
  • 9. Europa, queen of Crete
  • 10. Libya, queen of Libya
  • 11 and 12. Marpesia and Lampedo, queens of the Amazons
  • 13. Thisbe, a Babylonian maiden
  • 14. Hypermnestra, queen of the Argives and priestess of Juno
  • 15. Niobe, queen of Thebes
  • 16. Hypsipyle, queen of Lemnos
  • 17. Medea, queen of Colchis
  • 18. Arachne of Colophon
  • 19 and 20. Orithyia and Antiope, queens of the Amazons
  • 21. Erythraea or Heriphile, a Sibyl
  • 22. Medusa, daughter of Phorcus
  • 23. Iole, daughter of the king of the Aetolians
  • 24. Deianira, wife of Hercules
  • 25. Jocasta, queen of Thebes
  • 26. Almathea or Deiphebe, a Sibyl
  • 27. Nicostrata, or Carmenta, daughter of King Ionius
  • 28. Procris, wife of Cephalus
  • 29. Argia, wife of Polynices and daughter of King Adrastus
  • 30. Manto, daughter of Tiresias
  • 31. The wives of the Minyans
  • 32. Penthesilea, queen of the Amazons
  • 33. Polyxena, daughter of King Priam
  • 34. Hecuba, queen of the Trojans
  • 35. Cassandra, daughter of King Priam of Troy
  • 36. Clytemnestra, queen of Mycenae
  • 37. Helen, wife of King Menelaus
  • 38. Circe, daughter of the Sun
  • 39. Camilla, queen of the Volscians
  • 40. Penelope, wife of Ulysses
  • 41. Lavinia, queen of Laurentum
  • 42. Dido, or Elissa, queen of Carthage
  • 43. Nicaula, queen of Ethiopia
  • 44. Pamphile, daughter of Platea
  • 45. Rhea Ilia, a Vestal Virgin
  • 46. Gaia Cyrilla, wife of King Tarquinius Priscus
  • 47. Sappho, woman of Lesbos and poet
  • 48. Lucretia, wife of Collatinus
  • 49. Tamyris, queen of Scythia
  • 50. Leaena, a courtesan
  • 51. Athaliah, queen of Jerusalem
  • 52. Cloelia, a Roman maiden
  • 53. Hippo, a Greek woman
  • 54. Megullia Dotata
  • 55. Veturia, a Roman matron
  • 56. Thamyris, daughter of Micon
  • 57. Artemisia, queen of Caria
  • 58. Verginia, virgin and daughter of Virginius
  • 59. Eirene, daughter of Cratinus
  • 60. Leontium
  • 61. Olympias, queen of Macedonia
  • 62. Claudia, a Vestal Virgin
  • 63. Virginia, wife of Lucius Volumnius
  • 64. Flora the prostitute, goddess of flowers and wife of Zephyrus
  • 65. A young Roman woman
  • 66. Marcia, daughter of Varro
  • 67. Sulpicia, wife of Fulvius Flaccus
  • 68. Harmonia, daughter of Gelon, son of Hiero II of Syracuse
  • 69. Busa of Canosa di Puglia
  • 70. Sophonisba, queen of Numidia
  • 71. Theoxena, daughter of Prince Herodicus
  • 72. Berenice, queen of Cappadocia
  • 73. The Wife of Orgiagon the Galatian
  • 74. Tertia Aemilia, wife of the elder Africanus
  • 75. Dripetrua, queen of Laodice
  • 76. Sempronia, daughter of Gracchus
  • 77. Claudia Quinta, a Roman woman
  • 78. Hypsicratea, Queen of Pontus
  • 79. Sempronia, a Roman Woman
  • 80. The Wives of the Cimbrians
  • 81. Julia, daughter of the dictator Julius Caesar
  • 82. Portia, daughter of Cato Uticensis
  • 83. Curia, wife of Quintus Lucretius
  • 84. Hortensia, daughter of Quintus Hortensius
  • 85. Sulpicia, wife of Cruscellio
  • 86. Cornificia, a poet
  • 87. Mariamme, queen of Judaea
  • 88. Cleopatra, queen of Egypt
  • 89. Antonia, daughter of Antony
  • 90. Agrippina, wife of Germanicus
  • 91. Paulina, a Roman woman
  • 92. Agrippina, mother of the Emperor Nero
  • 93. Epicharis, a freedwoman
  • 94. Pompeia Paulina, wife of Seneca
  • 95. Poppaea Sabina, wife of Nero
  • 96. Triaria, wife of Lucius Vitellius
  • 97. Proba, wife of Adelphus
  • 98. Faustina Augusta
  • 99. Symiamira, woman of Emesa
  • 100. Zenobia, queen of Palmyra
  • 101. Joan, an Englishwoman and Pope
  • 102. Irene, Empress of Constantinople
  • 103. Gualdrada, a Florentine maiden
  • 104. Constance, Empress of Rome and queen of Sicily
  • 105. Camiola, a Sienese widow
  • 106. Joanna, queen of Jerusalem and Sicily

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