Ama­zons

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John Man Corgi £9.99

Fe­ro­cious fe­male war­riors known as Ama­zons were a re­cur­ring sta­ple of Greek myth, but was there any ba­sis of truth in the old sto­ries? In this fas­ci­nat­ing re­assess­ment, Man points to newly dis­cov­ered ar­chae­o­log­i­cal ev­i­dence sug­gest­ing a link with the Scythi­ans, no­madic horse war­riors who roamed the Asian steppes and whose women had high sta­tus.

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