Women at War in the Classical World

Many readers may only see women at war as those who played a critical role in two World Wars. This view may be coloured by the Christian and Norman attitude to women as second class citizens but, even then, women were at least victims of war and a very small number were more actively involved as monarchs and, occasionally, as fighters. In the ancient world, women were more closely involved, but not on the scale of those who served during two world wars. – Highly Recommended.


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NAME: Women at War in the Classical World
FILE: R2526
AUTHOR: Paul Chrystal
PUBLISHER: Pen & Sword
BINDING: hard back 
PAGES:  249
PRICE: £25.00
GENRE: Non Fiction
SUBJECT: Female warriors, ancient history, Mediterranean, Greek, 
Roman, amazons, victims of war, rape and pillage, sacking cities, 
camp followers

ISBN: 1-47385-660-4

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DESCRIPTION: Many readers may only see women at war as those who 
played a critical role in two World Wars. This view may be coloured 
by the Christian and Norman attitude to women as second class 
citizens but, even then, women were at least victims of war and a 
very small number were more actively involved as monarchs and, 
occasionally, as fighters. In the ancient world, women were more 
closely involved, but not on the scale of those who served during 
two world wars. – Highly Recommended.

The author has studied Latin and Ancient Greek at University, 
specializing in Latin love poetry for his MPhil. Once, not long 
ago, both languages were taught at Prep and Public School and in 
some State schools and this made ancient history particularly 
satisfying, being able to read the original words. Those days are 
now gone but fortunately there are still those who keep the ancient 
languages alive and can read the words written at the time so long 
ago.

The author has been able to write the first full length study of 
the roles of women at war in the Graeco-Roman world, following 
thorough research of original texts.

In those times, wars might be fought between armies of men, but they 
also involved the siege of cities and the looting of villages for 
food and materials. As a result, women were very directly involved in 
war but most commonly as victims. However, there are a great many 
examples of woman influencing the conduct of wars as rulers and wives 
of generals. There are also examples of women as warriors. This book 
pays attention to women in all of the roles of women at war.

The proofs are presented and the conclusions are credible, from women 
as victims and slaves, through warriors, to leaders, to goddesses. It 
is a comprehensive collection of views in the life of women in 
ancient history. It is a great read and there is an interesting 
photo-plate section to add to the verbal images.