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A Brief History of the Amazons

Women Warriors in Myth and History

Lyn Webster Wilde

Ancient Greek myth tells of ferocious female warriors called Amazons who lived near the Black Sea and slaughtered their male children. Could the story reflect a real matriarchal society, or perhaps a women-only religious cult? This book follows the author’s quest for the evidence, not only in ancient texts and artistic depictions but also in archaeological discoveries such as the graves of Iron-Age women buried with arrows, swords and armour.
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  • Publisher: Robinson
  • Year: 2016
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 238pp
  • Illustrated: Yes
  • Dimensions: 196x129mm
  • ISBN: 9781472136770
  • Condition: New
  • Weight: 0.2kg
Product code:
504414
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