The Book of the City of Ladies - Section 8, I/16-1/24 Summary & Analysis

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Section 8, I/16-1/24 Summary and Analysis

In "More about Queen Artemisia," Artemisia honors her husband in death as well as life by swallowing his ashes and building a magnificent sepulcher to him which becomes known as one of the seven wonders of the world and is called a mausoleum because it is dedicated to King Mausolus. In "About Argia, daughter of King Adrastus," when Argia hears of Polynices', her beloved husband, death, she ignores King Creon's edict forbidding burial, finds the body and places it on a funeral pyre before avenging her husband's death. In "About the noble lady Agrippina," Tiberius puts Germanicus to death out of envy, and Aggrippina grieves to death despite Tiberius' efforts to prolong her life. "Christine addresses Rectitude, who replies to her with several examples, telling her about the noble lady Julia, daughter of Julius Caesar and wife...

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