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Zenobia, Queen of the East
Her eyes were black and powerful beyond the usual wont, her spirit divinely great, and her beauty incredible. She drank with her generals and hunted like a Spaniard. As Queen of Palmyra and self-proclaimed successor of Cleopatra, she waged war against Rome. (by Imperator Invictus)
Books for Women in the 15th and 16th Century
In 1555, Louise Labe wrote, if any woman becomes so proficient as to be able to write down her thoughts, let her do so, and not despise the honour but rather flaunt it instead of fine clothes, necklaces, and rings... (by Act of Oblivion)
Killer Ape / Cuddly Ape
The female role in hominid society was once considered little more than that of a passive breeder simply tending the young and feeding off handouts from a hunter male. Recent discoveries have turned these roles on their heads.(by Paul)
   
   
The Imperial High Tide: Rome in the Reign of Trajan
He was the most powerful man of his age, ruler of an empire that stretched from Scotland to Iraq, yet he dreamed of further conquests. His name was Marcus Ulpius Traianus, Emperor Trajan of Rome (Article submitted to the site by Tim Neeno)
 
The Hussite Wars
By the early 15th century, many Czechs had become followers of Jan Hus, a religious reformer who attacked the Catholic Church. After the death of Jan Hus, the Hussites, named after their leader, continued to stuggle against the Catholics in what is known as the Hussite Wars. (by Emperor Barbarossa)
 
The English Navy, 1649-1815
The British Empire relied on its military and economic strength to further its aim. The development of the Royal British Navy propelled Great Britain into the great power stratosphere by the end of the Seven Years War in 1763. (by Winterhaze13)
 
Basileus: A Concise History (Part I)
The Basileus was the title for the emperor of Byzantium. This article contains short biographies on three of three emperors, Leon V, Theophilus, and Isaak I. (by Rider)
 
A Concise History of Eidgenossenschaft
Eidgenossenshaft typically refers to Swiss confederacy. The oldest signs of inhabitation in Switzerland are from the Moustien culture, cave-settlements of bear hunters. From the Later Paleolitchicum, there were some reindeer hunter settlements, such as Kesserloch... (by Rider)
 
     

This Month's Picture Quiz
Can you name the person shown below? In her life she did a job thought to be not too well-suited for women in her time and even in today's time. Strangely, she seems to have avoided being remembered for the infamy she did while doing this particuarly job. She also turned down the opportunity of becoming one of history's great mistresses.

From the Editors:

Another month of mag time has passed. I swear mag time moves at double the speed of normal time. This month has been somewhat of a rollercoaster of highs, lows and just plain old fashion laughs. And it seems we have our own subforum now. Please let the spamming begin.

http://www.allempires.com/forum/forum_topics.asp?FID=46

Earlier this month I was contacted by one of the internet's major awards to let me know we've been nominated. I don't hold out too much hope of victory, a BBC site won it last year. I also managed to arrange a deal with a previous winner of AOL Netfind award to provide content for us. On the downside this month's issue has been the most challenging to put together so far, with university exams and the world cup coinciding and only a lot of rallying around by the editorial staff made it happen.

Many will note the "girlie issue" has been written entirely by men. At first I thought this was just ironic, but when I read Louise Lobe's quote I realised it's quite satirical as well. Finally I'd like to welcome Poirot and Rider to magazine duty, whose contributions have made the whole mag possible for the last few months.

- Paul and the editors

AE Magazine, April Edition
Editors: Paul (Chief), Invictus, Rick Shumaker (Emp. Barbarossa), Hugoestr, Poirot, Rider
Contributing Writers: Invictus, Act of Oblivion, Paul, Tim Neeno, Emperor Barbarossa, Rider, and winterhaze13.

Vintage Vault: Love, Honor, and Obey

In a shocking instalment of Vintage Vault, taken from, Hearst's Sunday American, Atlanta, Sunday March 4 th 1917 We see the decline of western civilisation began much earlier than many people imagine.

Judge Leaves Obey Out of Marriage

MEXICO, MO., March 8 . -Probate Judge W. W. Botts, of Audrain County, not only leaves out the little, treacherous word obey in his wedding ceremonies, but he performs the marital rite on the instalment plan of $1 down and $1 when you get it. At least that was the case in one ceremony performed here recently.

Answer to Last month's Picture Quiz:

The "head" design is a depiction of Medusa that appears on the chest of the bust of Emperor Hadrian. The Medusa, a winged mythological monsters with snakes as hair, was a common theme in Roman art.



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Nice mag, looks good.

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  Quote Imperator Invictus Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03-Jul-2006 at 14:11
Any tries on the Picture Quiz? (since I didn't make it this time, I don't have the answer to this one) Wink
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  Quote Paul Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03-Jul-2006 at 14:53
Here's a clue,
 
She lived in a place where women were thought too be illsuited for any job but one. It was the people that ran the place and who supported this view of women who, ignored their principles and employed her to do the job which she became world famous for.
 
She strangely seems to have avoided being remembered without too much infamy for what she did while doing this job, while most others involved in the project haven't been so lucky.
 
She also turned spurned the attentions of someone famous and susequently the role of one of history's great mistresses fell to someone very different.


Edited by Paul - 03-Jul-2006 at 15:22
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  Quote Mila Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03-Jul-2006 at 15:00
I remember her only for that project.
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  Quote poirot Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10-Jul-2006 at 11:43
She is either an assassin, a spy or a scientist (nuclear, biological?)
 
Perhaps from an Islamic country, or Nazi Germany.
 
I am going to go with Nazi Germany.
 
The mistress title went to Eva Braun, or the mistress of Il Duce 
Just a poirotist surmise Wink


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  Quote Guests Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10-Jul-2006 at 18:56
Nellie Bly, perhaps?
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  Quote Paul Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10-Jul-2006 at 19:29
In a way both you and Poirot are warm.
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  Quote Guests Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10-Jul-2006 at 21:27
How 'bout Nazi film maker Leni Riefenstahl? Smile
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Paul, when are we going to know the result of this "award" that we have been nominated to compete for? If we do win (even though I know our chance is slim), it would be a major boost to us!!!!

"Earlier this month I was contacted by one of the internet's major awards to let me know we've been nominated. I don't hold out too much hope of victory, a BBC site won it last year. "
 
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Clara Pettacci?
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Mata Hari?
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  Quote Guests Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12-Jul-2006 at 22:28
Definitely Leni Riefenstahl  Wink
(http://www.leni-riefenstahl.de/eng/bio.html)



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  Quote Mila Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12-Jul-2006 at 23:03
Bravo, Westernchick! :D
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  Quote Paul Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13-Jul-2006 at 14:21
And we forgot to mention in the magazine, thanks to Mila for setting this Pic Quiz.
 
 
We're in dire need of some more for future issues, if you would like to help us and contribute one,  please drop me a line.


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  Quote Guests Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13-Jul-2006 at 21:07
Excellent.  Game on!  Big smile  Thanks for the cudo, Mila.
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  Quote Bishop Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28-Jul-2006 at 00:47
Wow, that was Leni Riefenstahl? I've never seen a picture of her that young before! Amazing, she was beautiful at one time wasn't she.
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