The Amazons

The Amazons
Publisher Princeton University Press
Release Date
Category History
Total Pages 544
ISBN 9780691170275
Rating 4/5 from 21 reviews
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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 in fighting, hunting, and sexual freedom? Were Amazons real? In this deeply researched, wide-ranging, and lavishly illustrated book, National Book Award finalist Adrienne Mayor presents the Amazons as they have never been seen before. This is the first comprehensive account of warrior women in myth and history across the ancient world, from the Mediterranean Sea to the Great Wall of China. Mayor tells how amazing new archaeological discoveries of battle-scarred female skeletons buried with their weapons prove that women warriors were not merely figments of the Greek imagination. Combining classical myth and art, nomad traditions, and scientific archaeology, she reveals intimate, surprising details and original insights about the lives and legends of the women known as Amazons. Provocatively arguing that a timeless search for a balance between the sexes explains the allure of the Amazons, Mayor reminds us that there were as many Amazon love stories as there were war stories. The Greeks were not the only people enchanted by Amazons—Mayor shows that warlike women of nomadic cultures inspired exciting tales in ancient Egypt, Persia, India, Central Asia, and China. Driven by a detective's curiosity, Mayor unearths long-buried evidence and sifts fact from fiction to show how flesh-and-blood women of the Eurasian steppes were mythologized as Amazons, the equals of men. The result is likely to become a classic.

The Amazons
  • Author : Adrienne Mayor
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2016-02-09

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

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Last of the Amazons
  • Author : Steven Pressfield
  • Publisher : Bantam Dell Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 2003-06

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The Amazons
  • Author : Ellen Labrecque
  • Publisher : Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC
  • Release Date : 2019-12-15

The Amazons were some of the most mysterious and lauded women in Greek mythology. An all-female nation of brave fighters, they rode horseback and were expert archers. Although the stories about the Amazons were first told more than two thousand years ago, these powerful women still strike a chord with

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Diana  Princess of the Amazons
  • Author : Dean Hale,Shannon Hale
  • Publisher : DC Zoom
  • Release Date : 2020-01-07

Eleven-year-old Diana leads an idyllic life on the island of Themyscira. Cut off from the rest of the world, she's beginning to feel a little alone. Though she has a loving mother and many "aunties," she is an only child. In fact, she's the only child on the entire island!

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A Brief History of the Amazons
  • Author : Lyn Webster Wilde
  • Publisher : Robinson
  • Release Date : 2016-03-10

'Golden-shielded, silver-sworded, man-loving, male-child slaughtering Amazons,' is how the fifth-century Greek historian Hellanicus described the Amazons, and they have fascinated humanity ever since. Did they really exist? For centuries, scholars consigned them to the world of myth, but Lyn Webster Wilde journeyed into the homeland of the Amazons and

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The Amazons
  • Author : Ellen Labrecque
  • Publisher : Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC
  • Release Date : 2019-12-15

The Amazons were some of the most mysterious and lauded women in Greek mythology. An all-female nation of brave fighters, they rode horseback and were expert archers. Although the stories about the Amazons were first told more than two thousand years ago, these powerful women still strike a chord with

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The Amazons
  • Author : Virna Woods
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1891

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The Amazons
  • Author : Arthur Wing Pinero
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1895

Read online The Amazons written by Arthur Wing Pinero, published by which was released on 1895. Download full The Amazons Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

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A Brief History of the Amazons
  • Author : Lyn Webster Wilde
  • Publisher : Robinson
  • Release Date : 2016-03-10

'Golden-shielded, silver-sworded, man-loving, male-child slaughtering Amazons,' is how the fifth-century Greek historian Hellanicus described the Amazons, and they have fascinated humanity ever since. Did they really exist? For centuries, scholars consigned them to the world of myth, but Lyn Webster Wilde journeyed into the homeland of the Amazons and

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The Amazons of Greek Mythology
  • Author : Donald J. Sobol
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1972

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Religious Cults Associated With the Amazons
  • Author : Florence Mary Bennett
  • Publisher : Library of Alexandria
  • Release Date : 1912

Read online Religious Cults Associated With the Amazons written by Florence Mary Bennett, published by Library of Alexandria which was released on 1912. Download full Religious Cults Associated With the Amazons Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

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Last of the Amazons
  • Author : Steven Pressfield
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Release Date : 2003-07-01

BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Steven Pressfield's The Profession. The author of the international bestsellers Gates of Fire and Tides of War delivers his most gripping and imaginative novel of the ancient world–a stunning epic of love and war that breathes life into the grand myth of

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Brazil  the Amazons and the Coast
  • Author : Herbert Huntington Smith
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1879

Read online Brazil the Amazons and the Coast written by Herbert Huntington Smith, published by which was released on 1879. Download full Brazil the Amazons and the Coast Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

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Expeditions Into the Valley of the Amazons  1539  1540  1639
  • Author : Clements Robert Markham
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1859

Read online Expeditions Into the Valley of the Amazons 1539 1540 1639 written by Clements Robert Markham, published by which was released on 1859. Download full Expeditions Into the Valley of the Amazons 1539 1540 1639 Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

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On the Amazons  Or  The Cruise of  the Rambler
  • Author : Charles Asbury Stephens
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1874

Read online On the Amazons Or The Cruise of the Rambler written by Charles Asbury Stephens, published by which was released on 1874. Download full On the Amazons Or The Cruise of the Rambler Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

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