My name is Furia Maxima, or Maxima in the Roman tradition. At least that’s my name in the SCA (Society for Creative Anachronism). My persona, the person I portray, is that of a Roman courtesan in the early part of the 1st century CE.

Here you’ll find my research, class handouts, and other interesting tidbits.

My main interests are ancient (and up to pre-17th century) jewelry, cultures, mythologies, and historical sex work. My educational and research background includes a B.A. in Psychology with a focus on social psychology and neuropsychology. 

I’m not an expert and I’ll never claim to be one. How boring would that be. I’m really just a a vary curious person. And I believe strongly in sharing one’s research with the community. Nothing is achieved on its own and nothing is gained by withholding knowledge.

I am a member of the Society of Creative Anachronism (SCA). If you are wondering what the SCA is, well, it’s an inclusive nonprofit educational group that is dedicated to researching Pre-17th century cultures and re-createing them how they should have been (i.e. no slavery). For more information about the SCA: What Is The SCA?

Please feel free to reach out to me with questions, suggestions, or information.

I’m also a part of the Knowne World Courtesans. A group in the SCA dedicated to educating others about, and the study of, historical sex work.

What I’m up to: Getting My Hart On

In Service to the Dream,

Domina Furia Maxima (she/her)