History of Women Warriors Essay by Peerless

History of Women Warriors
An examination of the contribution that women made to ancient military actions and battles.
# 9761 | 2,985 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Jan 31, 2003 in History (Greek and Roman) , History (European) , Women Studies (Historical Figures)


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This essay discusses the history of women warriors. It includes a general overview of warrior women with examples of their accomplishments. It also discusses the role of martial arts and women that were instrumental in war and the roles they played, as well as the conflicts they faced. Some of the women warriors examined are Myrene, the greatest Queen of the Gorgon Amazons; Amastris, wife of Dionysius of Heracluria; Boudica, queen of Iceni and Aethelflaed, daughter of Alfred the Great.

From the Paper:

"When we think of women warriors most of us think immediately of the legendary Amazon Women. However, the history of women warriors can be traced roughly six thousand years and found in every culture. Their presence and triumphs span the globe, from Greece and Rome, Africa and the Middle East, South America and Europe to the Far East and Asia. They were worshiped and feared, honored and hunted. We find these warrior women in paintings and statues wielding javelins and swords, or riding bareback into battle, tall and proud with the curves of an hourglass figure. They have been depicted in myths, art, stories, novels, television, movies, and recently in video games. But, no matter how these women have been depicted or revered, one thing is certain, women warriors were and still are very real."

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