I was expecting something of a detailed look at the Greek myths of Amazons with modern archaeology put in to start telling us just how much of it might have been true.

Instead, this is a bit more wide-ranging, largely conflating ‘amazon’ with ‘woman warrior’, and examining pretty much everything we know, from a variety of mythological traditions from Greece to China, and from archaeology, and from those ancient traditions that still continue today, though the strongest associations are still Greek myth.

Mostly, it’s a good discussion of what we do know of ancient women warriors (through archaeology) in nomadic peoples such as the Scythians, but a little more general than I was hoping for.