Language Italian. Editor Arthur Sullivan — Josiah Pittman — Charles Lamb Kenney —English text. Plate n. Arranger Anonymous. Arranger J. She is remembered in De Mulieribus Clarisa collection of biographies of historical and mythological women by the Florentine author Giovanni Boccacciocomposed in — It is notable as the first collection devoted exclusively to biographies of women in Western literature. However, Semiramide, she was also admired for her martial and political achievements, and it has been suggested that her reputation partly recovered in the late Middle Ages and Renaissance.
She was included in Christine de Pizan 's Semiramide Book of the City of Ladies finished byand starting in the 14th century she was commonly found on female lists of the Nine Worthies. Semiramis' portrayal has been used as a metaphor for female rulership and sometimes reflected political disputes in relation to female rulers, both as an unfavorable comparison for example, against Elizabeth I of England and as an example of a female ruler who governed well.
Semiramide the 20th century, she has also appeared in several sword and sandal films, including the film Queen of Babylon in which she was played by Rhonda Flemingand the film I am Semiramis in which she was played by Yvonne Furneaux. In John Myers Myers's novel SilverlockSemiramis appears as a lustful, commanding queen, who stops her procession to try to seduce young Lucius who has been transformed into a donkey.
The book The Two Babylonsby the Christian minister Alexander Hislopwas particularly influential in characterizing of Semiramis as associated with the Whore of Babylon despite a lack of supporting evidence in the Bible. Hislop believed that Semiramis was a queen consort and the mother of Nimrodbuilder of the Bible's Tower of Babel. He said that Semiramis and Nimrod's incestuous male offspring was the Akkadian deity Tammuzand that all divine pairings in religions were retellings of this story.
Author and conspiracy theorist David Icke incorporated Hislop's claims about Semiramis into his book The Biggest Secret, claiming that Semiramis also had a key role in the Reptilian alien conspiracy that he asserts is secretly controlling humanity. Critics dismissed Hislop's speculations as based on misunderstandings. Grabbe has claimed Hislop's argument, particularly his association of Ninus with Nimrodis based on a misunderstanding of historical Babylon and its religion.
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