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The Amazons - Lives and Legends of Warrior Women Across the Ancient World-logo

The Amazons - Lives and Legends of Warrior Women Across the Ancient World

Adrienne Mayor

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 and wide-ranging audiobook, National Book Award finalist Adrienne Mayor presents 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. Combining classical myth and art, nomad traditions, and scientific archaeology, she reveals surprising details and original insights about the lives and legends of the women known as Amazons.

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 and wide-ranging audiobook, National Book Award finalist Adrienne Mayor presents 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. Combining classical myth and art, nomad traditions, and scientific archaeology, she reveals surprising details and original insights about the lives and legends of the women known as Amazons.
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Genres:

History

Description:

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 and wide-ranging audiobook, National Book Award finalist Adrienne Mayor presents 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. Combining classical myth and art, nomad traditions, and scientific archaeology, she reveals surprising details and original insights about the lives and legends of the women known as Amazons.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Fran Tunno

Length:

16h 41m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

30:59


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

46:24


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

45:10


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

19:41


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

54:11


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

29:05


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

45:43


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

21:41


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

31:16


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

35:03


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

37:41


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

48:32


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

43:59


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

55:54


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

32:30


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

22:44


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

20:31


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

42:05


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

37:50


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

31:23


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

50:38


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

38:05


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

49:58


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

44:21


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

38:46


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

47:18