Download Full Last of the Amazons in PDF by Steven Pressfield Full eBook and published by Random House. This book was released on 2003 with total page 530 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In or around 1250 BC, so Plutarch tells us, Theseus, king of Athens and slayer of the Minotaur, set sail on a journey that brought him to the land of 'tal Kyrte', the Free People , a nation of fiercely proud and passionate warrior women whom the Greeks c
Download Full Last Of The Amazons in PDF by Steven Pressfield Full eBook and published by Random House. This book was released on 2010-05-25 with total page 528 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A dazzling and profoundly moving tale of love and war, honour and revenge from Steven Pressfield, author of the Sunday Times Bestseller Gates of Fire. "Beyond the best battle scenes I've ever read - brutal, bloody and thoroughly gripping" -- DIANA GABALDON "Steven Pressfield...makes the distant past seem real and immediate. This is historical fiction elevated to the status of myth." -- DANIEL SILVA "Pressfield writes with a quality and style akin to classical legend...a joy to read" -- JOHN WHITBOURN "A gripping, un-put downable read!" -- ***** Reader review "Great reading. Thrilling, exciting and then some." -- ***** Reader review *************************************************** TO THEM HONOUR AND LOYALTY WERE EVERYTHING... 1250 BC: Theseus, king of Athens and slayer of the Minotaur, set sail on a journey that brought him to the land of 'tal Kyrte', the 'Free People', a nation of fiercely proud and passionate warrior women whom the Greeks called 'Amazons'. Lovers and fighters they owed allegiance to no man and distrusted the Greeks with their boastful talk of cities and civilization. When their illustrious war queen Antiope fell in love with Theseus and fled to Athens with the king and his followers, so denying her people, the Amazon tribes were outraged. Seeking revenge, they raised a vast army and marched on Athens. History tells us they could not win, but for a brief and glorious moment, the Amazons held the Attic world in thrall before vanishing into the immortal realms of myth and legend.
Download Full The Early Amazons in PDF by Josine Blok Full eBook and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2015-08-27 with total page 516 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: As a people of warrior women, the Amazons represent a paradox both for modern scholarship and for archaic Greek culture. This book offers a new reading of the literary and visual record in a historical assessment of mythical representations.
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Download Full Swallows and Amazons (Swallows and Amazons Series #1) in PDF by Arthur Ransome Full eBook and published by eBookIt.com. This book was released on 2021-01-27 with total page 200 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The ultimate children's classic - long summer days filled with adventure. John, Susan, Titty and Roger sail their boat, Swallow, to a deserted island for a summer camping trip. Exploring and playing sailors is an adventure in itself but the island holds more excitement in store. Two fierce Amazon pirates, Nancy and Peggy, challenge them to war and a summer of battles and alliances ensues. 'My childhood simply would not have been the same without this book. It created a whole world to explore, one that lasted long in the imagination after the final page had been read' - Marcus Sedgwick
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