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The Amazons: Lives and Legends of Warrior Women across the Ancient World

Amazons―fierce warrior women dwelling on the fringes of the known world―were the mythic archenemies of the ancient Greeks. Heracles and Achilles displayed their valor in duels with Amazon queens, and the Athenians reveled in their victory over a powerful Amazon army. In historical times, Cyrus of Persia, Alexander the Great, and the Roman general Pompey tangled with Amazons.But just who were these bold barbarian archers on horseback who gloried i...

By Adrienne Mayor
Hardcover: 536 pages
Publisher: Princeton University Press; First Edition edition (September 22, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0691147205
ISBN-13: 978-0691147208
Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 1.5 x 9.5 inches
Amazon Rank: 142970
Format: PDF Text djvu ebook

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One of the best non-fiction books I've ever read. I am totally fascinated by it, and so sad that we have lost so much history about these amazing warrior women. It's an academic book, but it doesn't read like one. I wish I had more time to sit and re

Amazons―fierce warrior women dwelling on the fringes of the known world―were the mythic archenemies of the ancient Greeks. Heracles and Achilles displayed their valor in duels with Amazon queens, and the Athenians reveled in their victory over a powerful Amazon army. In historical times, Cyrus of Persia, Alexander the Great, and the Roman general Pompey tangled with Amazons.But just who were these bold barbarian archers on horseback who gloried i...
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