Art, painting, women of literature

Erminia of Jerusalem Delivered

Erminia is one of the most famous and depicted characters of the epic poem Jerusalem Delivered, or The Liberation of Jerusalem by Italian poet Torquato Tasso. It is a largely mystify version of the First Crusade in which the Christian knights, led by Godfrey of Bouillon, battle the Muslims in order to take Jerusalem. The… Continue reading Erminia of Jerusalem Delivered

women of literature

Lady Macbeth

Lady Macbeth is one of the leading characters in the tragedy Macbeth written by William Shakespeare. She is the wife of Macbeth, a Scottish nobleman who is the hero of the play. She urges her husband into committing regicide, after which she becomes the queen of Scotland. The role of Lady Macbeth has attracted several… Continue reading Lady Macbeth

mythological art, women of literature, women of mythology

Penelope

Penelope is one of the most remembered characters of Homer’s Odyssey. Her name has always been associated with marital fidelity. She is the wife of Odysseus, well known for her fidelity to her husband while he was absent, despite having a legion of suitors. Her name has been understood as combination of the Greek word… Continue reading Penelope

Who was/is, women of literature

Who was Sheherazade?

Scheherazade is a major character of the Middle Eastern collection of tales known as the One Thousand and One Nights. She was storyteller. The name Scheherazade derives from the Arabic form of the Middle Persian name Čehrāzād which is composed of the words words čehr (lineage) and āzād (noble, exalted). The spelling “Scheherazade” first appeared… Continue reading Who was Sheherazade?

Who was/is, women of history, women of literature, writer

Who was Sappho?

Sappho is one of the most famous poets of ancient Greece, despite the little information we have of her life, it is believed that she lived in the 6th century BC. Her poems about love and desire have influenced the history of our poetry, some scholars believed that is impossible to express love without Sappho’s… Continue reading Who was Sappho?