By Elizabeth Carney

The definitive consultant to the lifetime of the 1st girl to play an incredible position in Greek political heritage, this can be the 1st glossy biography of Olympias.



Presenting a severe overview of a desirable and fully misunderstood determine, Elizabeth Carney penetrates delusion, fiction and sexual politics and conducts a detailed exam of Olympias via old and literary assets, and brings her to lifestyles as she areas the determine within the context of her personal old, brutal political world.



Individual examinations glance at:



  • the position of Greek faith in Olympias' life

  • literary and creative traditions approximately Olympias stumbled on through the later historic periods

  • varying representations of Olympias present in the key historic sources.


An totally compelling learn for college kids, students, and someone with an curiosity in Greek, Classical, or women’s history.

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