Volumnia (Late 6th c.–mid-5th c. BCE)

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Volumnia (Late 6th c.–mid-5th c. bce)

Wife of Coriolanus. Name variations: Vergilia or Virgilia. Married Gnaeus Marcius Coriolanus (Roman soldier).

Patrician wife of Coriolanus who, along with Veturia, 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 the wife.)

See also Women in World History.