Artemisia Conquers Rhodes: Problems in the Representation of Female Heroics in the Age of Catherine de' Medici

by ffolliott, sheila
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Publisher: Italica Press, Inc.

Publication Date: January 19, 2016

ISBN: 9781599103457

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"The ancient queen Artemisia of Caria (r.353-351 BCE), [was] renowned especially for having supervised the construction and decoration of the elaborate funerary monument honoring her husband, Mausolus: a structure so significant that it gave its name to the entire genre. She was deemed a particularly suitable model for early modern women patrons because her actions arose not from her own desire for glory but rather from her devotion to her deceased husband...."