Not only being popular with her own people, she accomplished things other pharaohs had not cared to do, such as learn the Egyptian language. She was called Philopatris, “she who loves her country.” (Crawford). Cleopatra has shown that women are just as intelligent and strong as men, even if society norms say otherwise. Going through multiple difficulties in her life, Cleopatra did not give up through it all. She remained in her position as pharaoh for as long as she could fight for it.
The role of women in ancient times varied throughout, depending on the place and area in the world, in which women had different roles and impacts on their own society. The civilizations in Mesopotamia, Ancient Egypt, Ancient India, and Ancient China all displayed diverse roles of women in their society but among these civilizations, I believe living in Ancient Egypt is the most suitable civilization living as a woman.
Women in ancient Rome, much like other places during this time, were not treated equal to men and had to work even harder than men to get noticed. However, a few Roman women did go down in history as great influencers. A women was saw as the housekeeper and the caretaker of the children. Although women were not considered important to the Roman empire, they were crucial for Roman life and made an impact on the ancient world. During this time, men were considered superior to women.
She played a huge role in the women’s rights movement and became one of its founders. Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s refusal to compromise on Women’s Rights inspired many other women to follow her example and led to an important change in the history of the United States, and that is suffrage for women. Throughout history, women tended to keep getting less and less rights. Roman women had almost as many rights as men, and had many of the rights that women in the seventeenth century were denied. Married women had the right to enter into contracts and own and dispose of property, as well as having certain limited rights.
Cleopatra’s Influence on the Roman Empire 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
Spartan women were known as the most independent, fearless, educated women in Greece. Just because they did not take part in military, that doesn’t mean that they didn’t hold any power. These women were given a formal education, but separated from boys. Not only were they educated, they took part in athletic competitions, which would include such sports as javelin-throwing and wrestling. Women could also sing and dance competitively.
In Rome gender equality was not present and must have been achieved, because for example girls could not rule kingdoms or have kids since they were girl priests. In Rome gender equality , was one of the most important equalities that were not achieved. Girls , were also instructed by men and were property of men , as if they were objects. Meanwhile in Carthage there was gender equalities , because for example Dido was a girl and she still was the ruler of her kingdom, also she achieved a wealthy and correct society. In Carthage we can evidence that women had most of the same opportunities as men.
This short story wants to highlight the important role of Empresses or Empress consorts in the Late Antiquity. Although they had no direct military power, their influence on the politics of 5th century can’t be underestimated. They had a great influence on their male family members, who often were blamed to have no back bone. Empresses of the late antiquity gradually achieved a great deal of autonomy and exerted influence akin to co-rule, an unheard concept for women in ancient Greece and Rome or in any Western medieval state. First, a cursory glance at the pattern of their prominence.
In Greece culture, especially in The Odyssey, there are many different type of Greek women. Each women in their social rank and status have important roles to fulfill. In The Odyssey some women choose to fulfil their roles rightfully while other should be shamed for the disgrace they caused to all women. Athena, Penelope, and _______ are discussed in the book and have powerful influences on people, some choose to be the good influence while others choose to be inferior. Athena is the greek goddess of wisdom and war.
The Unnamed Woman Up until the 1900’s woman had few rights, thus they relied heavily on men. Women could not vote, they could not own their own property, and very few worked. Women’s jobs were solely to care for children and take care of the home. Women during this time, typically accepted their roles in society and the economy ( “Progressive Era to New Era, 1900-1909”). Women in the 1800’ and early 1900’s were treated the same as slaves, second class citizens who had no voice or decision over their lives.