She once said ”I will not be triumphed over”(“Quotes About Cleopatra (28 quotes).” (28 quotes), www.goodreads.com/quotes/tag/cleopatra) which in itself shows that she had great confidence in her doings. She used the help from Caesar and Antony to make Egypt more wealthy and powerful. Another way that Cleopatra was a hero is that she set an example to women. During her reign, Cleopatra developed an irrigation system in Egypt which is still used today. She set an example by just being a woman and a leader, which in today 's times, isn’t the norm.
After bankruptcy and civil war, Egypt enjoyed prosperity and peace under her reign until she chose to commit suicide when Octavian pursued them after a battle in Actium. Much years later, in the Early Middle Ages, Empress Theodora was one of the most influential and powerful women. She was the wife of Emperor Justinian I and joint ruler of the Byzantine Empire. Theodora participated in making Constantinople one of the world’s most sophisticated cities and promoted women’s rights. In those times, she was compassionate and intelligent enough to pass laws that prohibited forced prostitution and closed brothels, gave women more rights in divorce and property ownership, gave mothers guardianship of their children, instilled a death penalty for rape, and forbade the killing of a wife who committed adultery.
The military campaign was successful, and her rule went back to being peaceful. Hatshepsut was a very good ruler who kept her time calm. It was uncommon, but Hatshepsut did become a Pharaoh. Though she was a pharaoh, people did not think that she should have become a pharaoh. Whilst in her reign, she struggled with people accepting her as pharaoh.
Since this was normally accomplished by coemptio, a form of sale that merely placed her in someone else's power, she was specifically said not to have undergone emancipation, which normally simply passed a woman into the tutela of her nearest male relative. She was then freed from any form of tutela but uniquely without loss of status (capitis minutio), i.e., without falling into the manus of any other man. Though she was under the formal discipline of the Pontifex Maximus, who could scourge her for minor offenses, he exercised neither patria potestas nor tutela over her. Thus the complex legal procedure
6(“Wu Zetian Becomes Empress of China: 690.”) She was famous because she eventually rose from concubinage and challenged the patriarchal system by advocating women’s intellectual development and sexual freedom. Wu was the only female emperor of China in more than four thousand years. 2(“Wuhou.”) Although she was often accused of being brutal and ruthless in her ways, she was a successful and
They were not thought to be as intelligent or equal to men. Though in Shakespeare's play, Macbeth, Lady Macbeth had a great influence on her husband, Macbeth. Her role was so large, that she uses her position to gain power, stay strong enough to support Macbeth, and fails miserably
Although Prince Albert was still considered to be the head of the family, his wife was the head of the country. To paraphrase a small phrase from our class lecture on the Victorian Era, ‘It’s hard to be a patriarch when your wife is the Queen of England.’ Although Queen Victoria was considered to be a progressive monarch, she did not support feminism. She strongly believed that men and women had complementary roles in
Abigail 's confidence in her position with the girls shows her dominance and power over them. Not only does Abigail have power over Betty because she is older than her, and Abigail is basically her older sister figure, but she also controls the other girls who are all different ages and many are close to Abigail 's age. A common theme in Abigail is putting the blame on others rather than taking responsibility. Instead of taking of taking responsibility for her actions, Abby decides to switch the blame To Tituba for what she has done that is against the Puritan beliefs.“Sometimes I wake and find myself standing in the open doorway and not a stitch on my body! I always hear her laughing in my sleep.
Usually each kalfa was assisted by six halayiks. These positions were of high esteem and would be occupied by the women who had gradually advanced in all parts of the harem’s training but who did not have a chance to become a wife kadin or favorite of the sultan. The most important women after the Valide Sultana were the kadins, and while they were not legally married to the sultan, they were very
3. Domestic life and society Ancient Egyptian women and Roman women’s most important social role was that of managing a household, however, ancient Egyptian women were accorded a relatively high social status (Watterson 1991:23) and were not confined to the house (Robins 1993:113). They could take part in business activities (Watterson 1991:25), in contrast to Roman women, who had a very limited role in public life, and could not attend, speak in, or vote at political assemblies and could not hold any position of political responsibility or conduct their own business (Clarke 1981:206-207). Once Roman women were married they took on the social status of their husband and had a duty to look after the home, bear and nurture children (Gardner 1991:67). Women who could afford slaves had a life of more leisure, but the less fortunate women in both regions had to prepare their own food, clean their houses, and wash their clothes (Watterson