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Outrageous Women of Ancient Times (Outrageous Women)

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Astonishing true tales of the most amazing women in history They were bright and bold, outspoken and inspiring, daring and even dangerous. They were the incredible, courageous, and totally Outrageous Women of Ancient Times. These remarkable women rocked the world with their accomplishments—and their attitude! Their unusual stories will surprise and delight you. Among the outrageous women you’ll meet are: Hatshepsut of Thebes—as pharaoh of Egypt, she reigned for over twenty years Locusta of Gaul—a professional poisoner to Roman nobility who made a fortune disposing of members of the royal family Deborah of Israel—the prophetess who led an army to victory in ancient Israel’s first national war of liberation Hedea, Tryphosa, and Dionysia of Tralles—three sister athletes who won prizes in running, war chariot racing, and even lyre playing Pan Chao of China—scholar, author, and advisor to the Emperor’s family, who championed equal education for women as well as men These independent spirits defied tradition and found their own paths to success. Now their stories come alive! Coming soon! Outrageous Women of the Middle Ages Ages 10 to 14

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Astonishing true tales of the most amazing women in history They were bright and bold, outspoken and inspiring, daring and even dangerous. They were the incredible, courageous, and totally Outrageous Women of Ancient Times. These remarkable women rocked the world with their accomplishments--and their attitude! Their unusual stories will surprise and delight you. Among the outrageous women you'll meet are: Hatshepsut of Thebes--as pharaoh of Egypt, she reigned for over twenty years Locusta of Gaul--a professional poisoner to Roman nobility who made a fortune disposing of members of the royal family Deborah of Israel--the prophetess who led an army to victory in ancient Israel's first national war of liberation Hedea, Tryphosa, and Dionysia of Tralles--three sister athletes who won prizes in running, war chariot racing, and even lyre playing Pan Chao of China--scholar, author, and advisor to the Emperor's family, who championed equal education for women as well as men These independent spirits defied tradition and found their own paths to success. Now their stories come alive! Coming soon! Outrageous Women of the Middle Ages Ages 10 to 14

About the Author

VICKI LEON is a writer, editor, photographer, and researcher. She is the author of several books on women's history, including Uppity Women of Ancient Times, as well as such favorites for young readers as A Raft of Sea Otters and A Pod of Killer Whales.

Table of Contents

BRIGHT LIGHTS, BIG CITY: ROME.

Iaia of Cyzicus.

Hortensia of Rome.

Locusta of Gaul.

SMALL TOWNS, BIG IDEAS: GREECE and TURKEY.

Sappho of Lesbos.

Hipparchia of Athens.

Hedea, Tryphosa, and Dionysia of Tralles.

PYRAMIDS ARE FOREVER: EGYPT AND NORTHERN AFRICA.

Hatshepsut of Thebes.

Cleopatra Seven Of Egypt and Cleopatra Selene of Mauretania.

Mary Prophetissa of Alexandria.

SPIRITUAL CRADLE: THE MIDDLE EAST.

Deborah and Jael of Israel.

Zenobia of Palmyra.

Enheduana of Sumer.

Semiramis of Assyria.

GREEN VILLAGES, GREAT WALLS: THE FAR EAST.

Pan Chao of China.

Trung Trac and Trung Nhi of Vietnam.

Suggested Reading.

Timeline.

Product Details

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9780471170068
Author:
Leon, Vicki
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Location:
New York :
Subject:
Girls & Women
Subject:
History - General
Subject:
Women
Subject:
History
Subject:
Civilization, ancient
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - History - General
Subject:
History - Ancient
Subject:
Ancient
Subject:
Women -- History.
Subject:
Children s History
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references p. 115-117.
Series:
Outrageous Women
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
October 1997
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
Children/juvenile
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
8.98x7.48x.34 in. .48 lbs.
Age Level:
10-14

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"Synopsis" by , Astonishing true tales of the most amazing women in history They were bright and bold, outspoken and inspiring, daring and even dangerous. They were the incredible, courageous, and totally Outrageous Women of Ancient Times. These remarkable women rocked the world with their accomplishments--and their attitude! Their unusual stories will surprise and delight you. Among the outrageous women you'll meet are: Hatshepsut of Thebes--as pharaoh of Egypt, she reigned for over twenty years Locusta of Gaul--a professional poisoner to Roman nobility who made a fortune disposing of members of the royal family Deborah of Israel--the prophetess who led an army to victory in ancient Israel's first national war of liberation Hedea, Tryphosa, and Dionysia of Tralles--three sister athletes who won prizes in running, war chariot racing, and even lyre playing Pan Chao of China--scholar, author, and advisor to the Emperor's family, who championed equal education for women as well as men These independent spirits defied tradition and found their own paths to success. Now their stories come alive! Coming soon! Outrageous Women of the Middle Ages Ages 10 to 14
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