We are temporarily closed. Sign up to our emails for updates. Join exhibition curator, Letizia Treves, on a minute tour of the five-star exhibition. In 17th-century Europe, at a time when women artists were not easily accepted, Artemisia was exceptional. She challenged conventions and defied expectations to become a successful artist and one of the greatest storytellers of her time.
Women Rulers of the Ancient and Classical World
Biography of Artemisia I, Queen of Halicarnassus
Though most rulers in the ancient world were men, some women wielded power and influence as well. These women ruled in their own names, and some even influenced their society as royal consorts. The ancient world's most powerful women leaders hailed from countries across the globe, including China, Egypt, and Greece. When Xerxes went to war against Greece B. She was named for the goddess Artemisia, but Herodotus, born during her time of rule, is the source of this story. Artemisia of Halicarnassus later erected a mausoleum that was known as one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Boudicca is an iconic hero of British history.
Artemis, Goddess of the Hunt (New Earth)
So this morning there is a big crowd outside the pharmacy. The sun enters the portal from all sides and leaves a shadow behind the columns. The first ones in the queue lined up there; the others, stood in line from the trees across the street.
Artemis is a pagan deity of the Greek Pantheon. She is also the daughter of Zeus. However, because Prometheus had betrayed the Olympians and was her father's enemy, she kept her feelings a secret. The early hunters of Greece prayed to Artemis when hunting monsters like the Minotaur.