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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
Paperback: 536 pages
Publisher: Princeton University Press; Reprint edition (February 9, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 9780691170275
ISBN-13: 978-0691170275
ASIN: 0691170274
Product Dimensions: 5 x 1.5 x 8 inches
Amazon Rank: 53727
Format: PDF ePub 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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