The Center for the Study of the Eurasian Nomads (CSEN)


Warrior Women

Frieze from Thessaloniki Depicitng a Mythical Battle
Between Amazons and Greeks

The Greeks used the Amazons as the antithesis of what Greek
women should be, that is, they must be at home taking care of the family.

By keeping Greek women "in their place" Greek men were free to go out and fight great battle, to become renown heroes.