USING EXAMPLES OF VISUAL IMAGES TO ILLUSTRATE YOUR ARGUMENTS, DESCRIBE THE WAYS IN WHICH ROMAN WOMEN ARE VISUALIZED IN ANCIENT ROMAN ART. DISCUSS HOW THIS IS AN EXPRESSION OF ROMAN VALUES AND THE SOCIAL ROLES OF WOMEN. The society of the ancient Romans has often been considered as the foundation for our modern society. Although the legal status of women in ancient Rome was quite confined, in actual fact women played very crucial roles in business, the arts, and politics. Roman women in ancient times, though discriminated against on ground of gender but was seen as the most liberated in the world of that time.
Assess Agrippina’s political influence Agrippina had broken through the boundaries of a common Roman matron and became a key political player. Agrippina’s ancestry was the foundation to her influence, she was born in AD 15 into a well respected family and had close connection the Judio-Claudian line. Her father Germanicus was the nephew and adopted son of Tiberius therefore Agrippina was the granddaughter of Augustus Caesar. Her connection to the Judio-Claudian’s was the stepping stone to supremacy for she soon became the sister of an emperor and was able to produce a possible heir. During the reign of Gaius Agrippina held no position of power or influence yet she had ascended into the public eye as the sister of an Emperor and was granted honours.
Her works are full of details about daily life at court, the deeds of her family, and the exchanges between the Byzantines and western crusaders during the first crusades. It would be easy to assume that Anna's personal background, specifically the obvious bias towards her father, would prohibit historical accuracy. However, this simply doesn’t seem to be the case. Rather, one finds that the evidence of Anna's background adds to the Alexiad in providing the historian or reader with an intimate insider's account of events in Byzantium. In addition, Anna Comnena’s genuine belief in her father for not only being morally sound during his reign, but extremely strong in his strategic planning, creates an endearing, but still effective, record of history.
Other depictions of her are shown with a small wheel built into the chair, representing the cycles of fate and the ups and downs of fortune, blind as an acknowledgment that good luck does not always come to those who seem to most deserve it, and with wings. Her worship in Rome traditionally goes back to the time of Ancus Martius, the 4th King of Rome, who reigned from 640-616 BCE. Her many temples in Rome are a reflection of the manners in which she was honored. She was looked upon as a Goddess of the State, ensuring the fortune of the populace, the luck of the Emperor, or the fate of the entire Roman Empire, to a personal Goddess, overseeing the fate of the individual father, mother, child, or soldier. She had many temples in Rome, as well as having important cult-centers in Antium which is considered the modern Anzio, a city on the west coast of Italy about 30 miles south of Rome, and Praeneste which is modern Palestrina, about 20 miles south-east of Rome.
The Role of Women in Ancient Egypt No matter the time period, country, or society, no one can deny the importance of women’s roles throughout history. Some have been powerful, influential rulers while others have had to suffer and be treated as weaker and insignificant. In some societies, women were treated as property and were only considered as valuable as their family or husband. On the other hand, ancient Egypt allowed women much more freedom. I am interested in this topic because Egyptian society is interesting to me and I think that they had a good system for gender roles.
I feel that Abigail Adams it was important because I believe the she is part of the America history, she was one of the most influential women in the American Revolution,she also had a lot influence on her husband’s John Adams political career.. On this essay I write my opinion about what types causes or issues did Abigail address.Why I think about if her lifestyles She led in influence her personality. Also what are my opinion about Abigail Adams was she or not instrumental in America history and finally is there something she said or wrote that it was important to me. Her causes that she advocate was , The women had the right to an education just like the men..Another of her causes was to make sure the women were treating equally like the men.For example she wrote to her husband when the question of Independence came about telling him according to the book of Lynne whitey (page 99). “I desire you will remember the ladies and be generous and favorable to then than you ancestors. Do not put such unlimited power into the hands of the husband, remember all Men would be tyrants if they could.If particular care and attention is not paid the laidies we are determined to foment a rebellion and will not hold ourselves bound by any Laws in in which we have no voice or Representation”.
Still, it would be helpful for the reader to know more about the culture of the Amarna Period. Akhenaten’s mother Queen Tiy played an important role with her husband Amenhotep III during his reign. Queen Tiy (1398-1338 BC) was another influential and beautiful queen, the wife of Amenhotep III who had six children with him, including Tuthmose V and Amenhotep IV later known as Akhenaten. Amenhotep III gave a lot of attention to his wife, just as Akhenaten’s Queen Nefertiti was given the same. A palace and many shrines were built for her as well as her being seen aside here husband in many of the pieces to further give her an important role in supporting and influencing his political life.
Cleopatra was regarded as a great beauty, even in the ancient world. In his Life of Antony, Plutarch remarks that "judging by the proofs which she had had before this of the effect of her beauty upon Caius Caesar and Gnaeus the son of Pompey, she had hopes that she would more easily bring Antony to her feet. For Caesar and Pompey had known her when she was still a girl and inexperienced in affairs, but she was going to visit Antony at the very time when women have the most brilliant beauty." Later in the work, however, Plutarch indicates that "her beauty, as we are told, was in itself neither altogether incomparable, nor such as to strike those who saw her." Rather, what ultimately made Cleopatra attractive were her wit, charm and "sweetness in the tones of her voice."
The love of her people was her motivation. Her volition came of the need to protect her subjects, and be their beacon of strength and hope. She forged a way that was shut, by power of will and breaking down any barriers in her way. Mary Queen of Scotts was believed of some to be the rightful ruler of England, as Elizabeth was an illegitimate child by a mistress of her father, King Henry VIII, who was the founder of the Protestant church, for the reason that Catholicism would not allow him to divorce his wife. Elizabeth was criticized, but held steady her ground.
'The momentum of social change in the Hellenistic world combined with Roman elements to produce the emancipated, but respected, upper class woman. The Roman matron of the late Republic must be viwed against the background of shrewd and politically powerful Hellenistic princesses, expanding cultural opportunities for women, the search for sexual fulfiillment in the context of a declining birthrate, and the individual assertiveness characteristic of the Hellenistic period. The rest of th epicture is Roman; enormous wealth, aristocratic indulgence and display, pragmatism permitting women to exercise leadership during the absence of men on military and governemtn missions of long duration: and, as a final element, a past preceding the influence