Veturia (late 6th c.-mid-5th c. BCE)

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Veturia (late 6th c.-mid-5th c. bce)

Mother of Coriolanus. Name variations: Volumnia. Mother of Gnaeus Marcius, later named Coriolanus (Roman soldier).

Patrician mother of Coriolanus who, along with Volumnia, convinced him not to fight with Rome. (In William Shakespeare's Coriolanus, 1st presented around 1609, the character of Volumnia is the mother of Coriolanus; the character of Virgilia is his wife.)

See also Women in World History.