I’ve been wanting to draw a red-headed queen in armour since December last year – I made a concept sketch while watching my students write their final exam, and have only now gotten myself to actually sit down and doing it – I’m really good at procrastinating.
Of all of the people to cross paths (and swords) with the Romans during their thousand year empire, Zenobia of Palmyra in particular stands out. She has long been overshadowed by the more famous women who took on Rome: Cleopatra and Boadicea. 2,837 more words
Olympias lived from 375—316 BCE. She held other names and epithets such as Myrtale, Polyxene, and Stratonice (the latter which meant “victor of the army”.) She was the Queen of Macedon, a politician, and an accomplished battle strategist. 477 more words