The Book of the City of Ladies - Section 13, II/61-II/69 Summary & Analysis

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Section 13, II/61-II/69 Summary and Analysis

In "About Juno, and some other famous ladies," Juno is worshiped by the Romans as the goddess of wealth and marriage, while Europa is famous because Jupiter fell in love with her. Jocasta is renowned for her terrible misfortune, and Medusa, Helen and Polyxena are famous for their beauty. In "Christine addresses Rectitude who, in her reply, refutes the view of those who claim that women use their charms to attract men," Christine objects to women dressing elegantly in order to attract men's attention, but Rectitude says that, though it is wrong to dress above one's station, some people have a natural taste for fine clothing, such as Saint Bartholomew. "About the Roman woman Claudia" discusses Claudia whose delight in finery compromises her reputation. When the sailors are unable to bring a ship to harbor, Claudia prays...

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