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Adrienne Mayor helps unveil Amazon warriors' names on ancient Greek vases

Sep 23 2014

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Adrienne Mayor was quoted in a recent National Geographic article detailing her work on the historicity of Amazon warriors. Professor Mayor is the lead author of a forthcoming article in Hesperia that investigates the languages of the ancient Scythian nomads, a Black Sea tribe that is the historical antecedent for the mythical Amazon warrior women. Professor Mayor also recently published The Amazons: Lives and Legends of  Warrior Women Across the Ancient World. ​The article in National Geographic addresses newfound evidence that Greek vases depicting Amazons bore names and nicknames of warrior women, suggesting contact between the two societies. The full article can be viewed by clicking on the link below.