The Blog of Awesome Women/ Rhodogune
March 05

The Blog of Awesome Women/ Rhodogune

Rhodogune, queen of ancient Parthia in 200 B.C., got
word of a revolt when she was taking a bath. Vowing to
end the uprising before her hair was dressed, she hopped
on her horse and rushed to lead her army to defense. True
to her word, she directed the entire, lengthy war without
ever bathing or combing her hair. Portraits of Rhodogune
always faithfully depict her dishevelment. (Another queen
of the ancient world, Semiramis, also pulled herself from
the bath to the battlefield act when her country needed a
brave leader.)


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