This amazing woman fought at the naval Battle of Artemisium and also the naval Battle of Salamis as a commander in the Persian navy. She was he only female commander. She was known for her decisiveness and intelligence, so much so that after the Battle of Salamis, Xerxes acknowledged her by sending her a complete suit of Greek armor for excelling above all the officers in the fleet.

Artemisia I of Caria. Known primarily through Herodotus, she led 5 warships in the Battle of Salamis BCE), fighting for the Persian King Xerxes against the allied Greek city states led by Sparta and Athens.

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Battle of Salamis, September 480 BC...Greek victory over the Persians ensured the emergence of Western civilization as a major force in the world

Battle of Salamis, September 480 BC.Greek victory over the Persians ensured the emergence of Western civilization as a major force in the world

Queen Artemisia of Caria, rather than rely on brute force or sheer numbers to conquer her enemies, Artemisia was renowned for her cunning tactics and subterfuge.

Queen Artemisia of Caria was a notable naval commander of the Greco-Persian wars. She was admired by the Persian King Xerxes as well as Herodotus.

#Artemisia - #jewelry - While #Xerxes was overseeing the battle from his throne, which was at the foot of Mount Egaleo, he observed the incident and he and the others who were present thought that Artemisia had attacked and sunk a Greek ship. One of the men who was next to Xerxes said to him: "Master, see Artemisia, how well she is fighting, and how she sank even now a ship of the enemy" and Xerxes then responded: "My men have become women, and my women men."

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Herodotus had a favorable opinion of Artemisia, despite her support of Persia and praises her decisiveness and intelligence and emphasises her influence on Xerxes. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artemisia_I_of_Caria

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Artemisia I of Caria (5th Century BCE), queen and naval commander in the Greco-Persian wars | 15 Historical Women They Should Have Taught You About In School

15 Historical Women They Should Have Taught You About In School

Artemisia I of Caria Century BCE), queen and naval commander in the Greco-Persian wars

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Artemisia I of Caria, 480 BC - Women War Queens by Gambargin on DeviantArt

A Quick Concept Drawing for Artemisia I of Caria, Queen of Halicarnassus. Artemisia I was the first recorded female naval commander in the history, fame. Artemisia I of Caria, 480 BC - Women War Queens

Artemisia (Eva Green) dresses the part of warrior in a bronze breastplate, mesh sleeves and bronze cuffs. She's girded for battle with leath...

Eva Green conquers '300: Rise of an Empire'

How Queen Artemisia I of Caria would have looked in terms of how she dressed and wore her hair. This artifact was unearthed from an ancient Spartan colony that existed in the same time period. She is portrayed by Eva Green in 300: Rise of an Empire.

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MASTER of the Story of Griselda  [Italian Early Renaissance Painter, active ca.1500]  Artemisia1492Oil on panel, 88 x 46 cmMuseo Poldi Pezzoli, Milan

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Artemisia I of Caria. Queen and Naval Commander. Advised her ally, Xerxes, against waging the battle that led to his downfall.

Queen Artemisia of Caria is mentioned by a handful of ancient Greek writers who would have lived some years after her death.

Artemisia of Caria

Artemisia of Caria

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