Hatshepsut was one of the most influential and powerful pharaohs of the 18th Dynasty of Egypt. She faced an abundance of discrimination and prejudice during her rule solely because she was a commanding female ruler in a time when patriarchy was the dominating norm. Therefore she had to overcome many preconceived notions about women in power that were constructed by generations of male pharaohs before her. Despite many obstacles, like an eradication attempt, Hatshepsut altered the social standards regarding women in Ancient Egyptian society. In doing so, she proved that women could be self-sufficient and fully functioning leaders, gave divine legitimacy to their rules, and carved a path for future female rulers throughout the world.
In “Hatshepsut His Majesty Herself,” by catherine Andronik, She informs the reader about Hatshepsut and her role as an effective female Pharaoh in ancient egypt. One supporting detail proving her leadership was she acted as regent,” an adult who can take control of the country.” Another detail to support her leadership was in paragraph eleven,” She appointed officials and advisors dealt with priests.” This quote explains that Hatshepsut was a great regent who tackled obstacles head on and with a lot of maturity. Another detail about Hatshepsut's successful reign was in paragraph 17 it states,”Hatshepsut reign was peaceful. Instead of war and conquest, Hatshepsut built monuments within her country to proclaim its power.” This quote that she wanted to work on the inside of egypt and make it peaceful instead of war and conflict. In addition in paragraph 14 it states,” So the people of egypt would take her seroucly she made herself look like a man in her role as pharaoh.” This quote shows the determination of hatshepsut and that she
The greatest egyptian, without a doubt, was Hatshepsut of the New Kingdom. The reasons being as follow: she was a great and powerful ruler, Egypt prospered abundantly under her reign, and she kept her word to step down as soon as her son had come of age to take the throne. These are only three of many reasons Hatshepsut deserves to be recognized as the greatest Egyptian. In this essay, these reasons will be expanded upon in the following paragraphs.
Hatshepsut was a great ruler who lived in ancient Egypt during the eighteenth dynasty. Her reign brought good things to Egypt as a whole, and she was loved by many. Her rule was not just filled with good things for Egypt as a whole, but it was a time of progression to for women. Women were able to look up to a woman who was the major figure of the Egyptian society. She would later declare herself as king, in order to be able to let the people know what kind of rule she would be doing. She had many accomplishments while being a leader, and when she died, all of her accomplishments seemed to be erased because of Thutmose III. He tried to erase her legacy from Egyptian history, but did not completely do so. Overall, Hatshepsut’s reign
In the end, Hatshepsut was ruling Egypt in all but name.” says in paragraph 9. This shows even in her role as a regent she was a successful leader. When Hatshepsut was crowned pharaoh, she choose a name that represented Maat, which was crucial to Egyptians. In paragraph 12, it states,“Hatshepsut chose Maatkare (mah-KAH-ray). Maat, that crucial cosmic order, was important to Hatshepsut.” This shows that by doing something that was favorable in the people shows that Hatshepsut was a good ruler. My last supporting detail that shows that Hatshepsut was an effective ruler because she had the traits of one. “women had not ruled long or well, and neither had had the audacity to proclaim herself pharaoh. Hatshepsut would be different.”says in paragraph 13. This shows that she was a bold woman and that is important in leading a country. In conclusion, Hatshepsut was an effective ruler who ruled her country
Cleopatra VII has become one of the most well-known ruler and Egyptian in era of the Roman Empire because of her suppose beauty, cunning personality and her influence on the Roman Republic which turned into an Empire shortly after her death. While she is not Roman citizen herself, her relations with Julius Caesar and later Mark Antony are what brought her influence of power into Roman society and expanded her own in Egypt. Just like any ruler in history she sought power which was not something easily done as a woman in that time, however primary sources such as Josephus and Cassius Dio often do not refer to her as a great ruler, but as a seductress
Cleopatra’s story was told in many ways, but the best found was written by a historian named Plutarch, who lived about a century after Cleopatra. Cleopatra was born in 69 B.C. Although her family ruled Egypt, Cleopatra was Macedonian Greek. She became queen of Egypt at eighteen years old in 61B.C. She led Egypt with her younger brother Ptolemy XIII, who was ten. She did not get along well with her brother, and they started a civil war in Egypt. Cleopatra feared losing her power, so she decided to sneak into Caesar’s palace by having Apollodorus wrap her up in a piece of bedding. She wanted to make allies with Caesar because he was such a powerful man. When Cleopatra and Caesar met, they decided to get married for political reasons. Egypt had
In conclusion, Hatshepsut continues to inspire women in the world because of her confidence to the throne and her impact on her country, Egypt. For example, Angela Merkel followed Hatshepsut’s steps and became first woman Chancellor of Germany. In addition, the leaders of the U.S. Women's’ Civil Right Movement were inspired by Hatshepsut. Hatshepsut can be considered an inspiration for both boys and girls because she took such a bold step when she named herself pharaoh and that can give people today more confidence towards
Throughout history, Egypt was one of the greatest societies for many reasons. The Egyptian society lasted from 3100 BCE to 30 BCE. It was ruled by multiple pharaohs, one of the most important being Queen Hatshepsut as she was the first female pharaoh in Ancient Egypt. In addition, the geography of the region helped the Egyptian people immensely as the Nile River provided a way of transportation improved soil conditions. Lastly, their architectural advancements made their society great as it created a way of spiritual life for all people. The aspects in which made Egypt great were Queen Hatshepsut, the geography of the region and their architectural advancements.
Many doubted her abilities to rule Egypt, but with trial and error she still prevailed. Alliances played a major role in Cleopatra’s reign. Since she recruited many strong leaders to help her gain an upper hand to the throne, it gave her the power she needed to make her moves. During this period, dynasties were a major key to ruling in Egypt. Each ruler made great contributions and passed power from one generation to the next. Cleopatra’s family was not any different, she did what she had to do to restore the country she loved. Although she was not fit to be the ruler of Egypt, Cleopatra did restore Egypt to former glory because of her determination, strong alliances, and hunger to keep her family’s dynasty alive. Because of her passion and undeniable love for her country and people, Cleopatra was the best leader of the Ptolemaic
In “Hatshepsut: His Majesty, Herself,” by Catherine Andronik, she informs the reader about Hatshepsut and her role as an effective female pharaoh in ancient Egypt. One supporting detail of her effective rule of Egypt is that she was a regent who became pharaoh. In paragraph eight, the author states, “Until Tuthmosis III was mature enough to be crowned pharaoh what Egypt needed was a regent, an adult who could take control of the country.” Another supporting detail that is in paragraph eleven, the author states,”As Hatshepsut settled into her role as regent, she gradually took on more and more of the royal decision-making.” Hatshepsut was more experienced then Tuthmosis because she had been training for it and made all of the decisions for Egypt. In paragraph eleven, the author states, “She appointed officials and advisors; dealt with the priests; appeared in public ceremonies first behind, then beside, and eventually in front of her nephew.” The
Yes, she served politically as well, but there was no other motive. She only wanted to make Egypt an eminence amongst the other countries, and to follow her family’s legacy as the dynasty of Egypt’s rulers. Her main goals were to unify her country by stabilizing it and to enlarge her territories. She also managed to take all the power from her brother(s) and become the sole ruler of Egypt. This is important because it proves that she really was an ambitious leader. Cleopatra was in it for the fame and glory, as well as for the power that came along with it.This made her a fierce and respected leader of her time.
The Role of Caesar in the transition of the Roman Republic to a Military empire can easily be argued as much larger than Cleopatra’s. Caesar was known to have had a history of affairs with royal women and this alone shows him to perhaps be a weak character that was easily persuaded by women as long as he could get what he needed from them as well. A personality trait such as this could have allowed a woman like Cleopatra to take advantage of Caesar especially due to her known charm and allure to the men around her and if this was the case then it could be said that if Cleopatra did cause a lot of damage to the Roman Republic, it was only because Caesar had allowed her to passing a lot of
Dear people of Egypt, I Danica Williams am writing this letter to you all in order to justify myself as a leader, as well as to talk about my journey to the afterlife, and give direction for my burial.
During the Roman Republic and Roman Empire, women were restricted to domestic life in a male-dominated society. Egypt’s capital, Alexandria, formally passed into Roman rule in 80BC , and was the greatest of the Roman provincial capitals, with a population of 300,000. In comparison, the Italian city of Pompeii had a population of only 20,000. To examine the role of women in Roman society, I will need to investigate the literature that survived from the period. This essay will compare and contrast the role of women in Alexandria and Pompeii.