Book Reviews of Uppity Women of Ancient Times

Uppity Women of Ancient Times
Uppity Women of Ancient Times
Author: Vicki Leon
ISBN-13: 9781567312492
ISBN-10: 1567312497
Publication Date: 4/1998
Pages: 239
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 19 ratings
Publisher: Fine Communications
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 3
Okay, you've heard of Sappho, Nefertiti, maybe even the pharaoh Hatshepsut and the warrior queen Tomyris. But what about the murderous Macedonian queen Arsinoe, the Talmudic teacher Beruria, the Greek priestess Lysimache, or Audata-Eurydice, Philip of Macedon's horse-riding Illyrian queen? And then there is Kisaya, a Sumerian slave who sued for the right to choose her own husband. Leon has collected hundreds of historical women's names and the facts about the lives of those who bore them. Where very little is known, she fleshes out the text with fascinating cultural tidbits. Rendered in a zippy tone, such stuff makes delightful reading.
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Helpful Score: 2
Great facts, really interesting, really juicy tidbits! Only little thing I personally didn't like a lot was the at-times-ultra-cool-and-hip style of the narrative. :)
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200 uproarious pirates, pyramid builders, poets, poisoners, panderers, power brokers, and princesses. Full of piquant details on sex, sports, madness, celebrities, gossip, and gore, Uppity Women of Ancient Times excavates a treasure of little-known or long-suppressed facts about biblical babes, classical consorts, and Mesopotamian maids for the armchair archaeologist in all of us. It is sure to inspire women to take history into their own hands.
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the books in this series are great fun about wild women from long ago
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Its a neat read. Women who were conisdered Uppity in acient Greece and so on. Great for that gal you know who is a little uppity herself. She can read about some of the original uppity women.