The Book of the City of Ladies - Section 10, II/34-II/42 Summary & Analysis

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Section 10, II/34-II/42 Summary and Analysis

In "About Veturia," Marcius, also known as Coriolanus, controls Rome due to a military victory until the Romans exile him, fearing his supreme power. Marcius rebels against the Romans until the Romans ask his mother, Veturia, to intercede. When Veturia begs Marcius to make peace, he informs his mother that she should not beg but command him. In "About Clotilde, Queen of France," Clotilde pleads with her husband, King Clovis of France, to accept God. When King Clovis is losing a battle, he promises to serve God if he is victorious and wins. It is ordered for the bodies of St. Denis, St. Rusticus and St. Eleutherius to be cast into the river, but the widow Catulla replaces the bodies with pigs' bodies, and she buries the saints. In "Against those who claim that it is not...

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