.Hatshepsut is unique in that she was the first woman to take the title of King regnant or King in the absence of a word or title for Queen regnant. As a royal female, Hatshepsut already had great influence as a king’s eldest daughter, as the previous king’s sister and wife, and as a regent for the present king. . Through the course of her reign, Hatshepsut’s image significantly changed this may be due to the fact that Hatshepsut, in many ways had to prove herself as successful ruler who was capable of following in her father’s footsteps Early representations show the Queen in all the trappings of the Pharaoh, but with full femininity in her appearance. As her reign continued, this gradually evolved into a more and more masculine depiction eaccording to the French scholar Tefrin.
However, the evidence is not conclusive and further evidence is still being researched. After reading multiple articles written by honored Egyptologists and historians I believe that the mystery is proven more so that Queen Hatshepsut was merely a woman who reigned over the throne. She presented herself as such in reality but in portraits, artwork and monuments she wanted to be viewed as a traditional king. However, the titles always carried a name to let you know she was in fact a
Cleopatra is Incorrectly Portrayed in Modern Media Cleopatra, one of the most famous pharaohs of Egypt, has maintained her popularity through the centuries. She is still considered a celebrity, a style icon, and even a role model to many today. But is the Cleopatra that most people know today the same as the Cleopatra that lived so many years ago? Unfortunately not; in modern media, Cleopatra’s many accomplishments have gone unmentioned. She is incorrectly portrayed in the media, as the traits that are commonly left out are her intelligence, perseverance and confidence.
is was all too common for society to be organized in such a way. Some may say that this forced women to stay on the back burner, however, despite the fact that in some societies, for example, Mesopotamia, this may be true, it was much less harsh in others, for example, Egypt. When looking at the two societies and comparing them as far as politics, culture, economics, and society go it is clear to see that they differed substantially. This could be due to their extreme environmental differences. One could say that the differences were in some cases staggering.11 Egypt was a far more optimistic society as far as beliefs, and artwork goes, whereas, Mesopotamia tended to favor a more strictly functional outlook.
Nero’s power and strength derived from his mother, Agrippina the Younger. At the beginning of his rule Agrippina acted as a regent, taking control of many aspects of the empire. She manipulated Nero so much that she in essence ran the empire from behind the scenes. Her constant predilection for manipulation eventually causing her son’s rebellion and possible madness as he began to despise her, giving way to her fall of power and ultimately her death. In the words of Tacitus, “she could give her son the empire, but not endure him as emperor”.
March 25, 2012 Hist 104: Medieval Heroes It’s A Scandalous Life “It was on account of her lasciviousness that Louis gave up his wife, who behaved not like a queen but more like a [whore].” (Wheeler, 250) Eleanor of Aquitaine, a powerful woman well-known throughout the medieval world. Although she was described in Primary Document 2 as “an incompatible woman, beautiful yet virtuous, powerful yet gentle, humble yet keen-witted…”, others would beg to differ and account the scandals that revolved around her, as portrayed in McCracken’s essay and Primary Documents 1 and 2, and even compare her life to that of Marie Antoinette of Austria, as portrayed in Parsons’ essay. First we will look at McCracken’s view, as well as Primary Documents
One of the reasons for her downfall was because of her relationship with her cabinet. Thatcher was not a team player. She appeared to be bossy and dominant whilst she was Prime Minister. The Liberal leader, Paddy Ashdown recalls her personality in "The Ashdown Diaries". He recalls "Maggie fussed around, bullied us into two lines... then she proceeded to go down the lined up Cabinet like a sergeant".
In her view, a backlash against girls is taking place, led by scholars and authors who are sometimes critical of Gilligan's research methods and conclusions. "At a point when people have started to look at girls and see their strength, suddenly this comes up," she has said. By "this," Gilligan means the explosion of "mean girl" books and movies, portraying girls as equally as—if not more—aggressive than boys, in their own conniving and manipulative way. "I don't know if I'd call it a backlash," says Marnina Gonick, Penn State education and women's studies professor, "but I would agree that the mean girl idea is troubling. I'm especially critical of the way these problematic relationships between girls are represented in the media."
Who exactly is The Queen though? She isn’t who everyone thinks she is. The Queen is a woman whose past has defined her personality and made her she was. She was addicted to being on top, her jealousy drove her mad and her desires to torture someone else is what truly makes her evil. Every villain has a reason to why they become wicked in the first place.
Nefertiti & Akhenaten Nefertiti Arguably, to those who are not very involved in the study of ancient Egypt, Queen Nefertiti is perhaps better known than her husband, the heretic king Akhenaten (Amenhotep IV). It is said that even in the ancient world, her beauty was famous, and her famous statue, found in a sculptor's workshop, is not only one of the most recognizable icons of ancient Egypt, but also the topic of some modern controversy. She was more than a pretty face however, for she seems to have taken a hitherto unprecedented level of importance in the Amarna period of Egypt's 18th Dynasty. In artwork, her status is evident and indicates that she had almost as much influence as her husband. For example, she is depicted nearly twice as often in reliefs as her husband, at least during the first five years of his reign.