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Semiramis

  • Nature bestowed on me the form of a woman; my actions have surpassed those of the most valiant of men. ... Before me, no Assyrian had seen the great sea: I beheld with my own eyes four seas, and their shores acknowledged my power. I constrained the mighty rivers to flow according to my will, and I led their waters to fertilize lands that had been before barren and without inhabitants.

    • Semiramis,
    • in Mrs. Jameson, Memoirs of Celebrated Female Sovereigns ()

Semiramis, Assyrian queen

(8th cent. BCE)