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Penthesilea

(pĕn'thĕsəlē`ə), in Greek mythology, an Amazon queen. In the Trojan War, she led a troop of Amazons against the Greeks. She was killed by Achilles, who then fell in love with her dead body.
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In fact, as West declares, "The reading of Penthesilia,'" Berrian's "masterpiece," "was of more value than any amount of explanation would have been in giving me something like a general impression of the social aspect of the twentieth century.
Through practice, Penthesilia and women like her became much more manly in arms than those born male who have been changed into women--or helmeted hares--by idleness and love of pleasure.
Approximately three-quarters of the Zainer biographies are accompanied by a printed image, and the three Amazons illustrated in this edition are Marpesia, Lampedo, and Penthesilia.
Penthesilia "scorned her great beauty and overcame the softness of her woman's body .
His exclusion is significant, as without him Penthesilia presents as an autonomous virago whose battle against the man she is slaying is not qualified as being waged for the benefit of another.
In comparing the De mulieribus claris woodcut of Penthesilia with a cassone painting depicting Petrarch's Triumph of Fame it once again becomes apparent that Amazonian imagery was tailored to its anticipated audience (Fig.
The five Amazons are Marpesia and Lampedo (Books 11 and 12), Orithya and Antiope (Books 19 and 20), and Penthesilia (Book 32).
This argument is weakened in the subsequent biography of the Amazon Penthesilia, who is in fact shown killing her male opponent.
While he was in prison, accused of being a spy, his adaptation of Moliere's Amphitryon (published in 1807) attracted attention, and in 1808 he published Penthesilia, a tragic drama about the passionate love of the queen of the Amazons for Achilles.