The Book of the City of Ladies - Section 9, II/25-II/33 Summary & Analysis

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Section 9, II/25-II/33 Summary and Analysis

In "Christine speaks to Lady Rectitude about those who claim that women cannot keep a secret. In her reply, Rectitude talks about Portia, Cato's daughter," Christine asks about women being able to keep secrets, and Rectitude says that some men and some women are indiscreet but uses Portia, Brutus' wife, as an example of a discreet woman. In "On the same subject: about the noble lady Curia," Curia, upon learning that her husband has been condemned to death for a crime, convinces Quintus Lucretius to hide in her bed rather than leave town like the other criminals that he acts with. By acting grieved when the search party arrives, Curia manages to save her husband from exile and death. In "More on this subject," a group of men meet at a trusted woman's house to plot against...

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