Mar 2, 2016

Artmesia

Artmesia
18 x 14 Inches
Oil and Fabric on Canvas
For Sale on Etsy

Artmesia was a ruler of her providence of the Persian Empire.  Along with advising Xerxes, she also commanded her own ship in the Battler of Salamis.  This is the sea battle that went along with the battle of Thermopylae (the 300).  At one point in the battle Artmesia rammed another Persian ship in order to fool the Greek ships.  Xerxes, watching from shore exclaimed that all of his women have become men and his men have become women.  This was a Greek account of the story.  She must have been very impressive if the opposite side was singing her praises.

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