Notable Women of the Roman Republic: Veturia the Mother of Coriolanus

Coriolanus and His Mother

    This is the third in a series of blogs about notable women of the Roman republic. Veturia, sometimes also known as Volumnia, was the mother of Gaius Marcius Coriolanus. She single-handedly saved Rome from imminent destruction. Quotations are from Plutarch’s Life of Gaius Marcius Coriolanus.   Veturia, a patrician woman, was widowed soon [...]