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.
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
#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."
Artemisia of Caria (also known as Artemisia I) was the queen of the Anatolian region of Caria (north of ancient Lydia, in modern-day Turkey). She is most famous for her role in the naval Battle of Salamis in 480 BCE in which she fought for the Persians and distinguished herself both for her conduct in battle and for the advice she gave the Persian king Xerxes prior to the onset of the engagement.