Adrienne Mayor has written another interesting and informative book about an uncommon topic. Mayor starts by taking a look at how the ancient Greeks described the Amazons in their myths. legends, literature and art, then comparing this with archaeological evidence (bones, burial sites, vases, coins etc) to determine truth from fiction. She also takes a look at what the ancient Chinese had to say about the Amazons. This beautifully written book includes many black and white illustrations, maps and colour plates.