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Artemisia of Caria (The Thinking Girl's Treasury of Real Princesses)

4.0 of 5 stars 4.00  ·  rating details  ·  12 ratings  ·  4 reviews
Thousands of years ago, in the world of the Ancient Greeks where women were expected to obey their husbands in all matters, to play no part in public life, and to stay inside the house, a princess grew up to be not only a sailor and a ship’s captain, but a famous admiral. Her name was Artemisia, and among all the commanders fighting on the Persian side during the great Per ...more
Hardcover, 24 pages
Published October 2nd 2010 by Goosebottom Books (first published October 1st 2010)
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Pre-read for CC1. Jacob and mom rated 4 stars and Ellie 1 star
Nov 18, 2011 Joan rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: history buffs
While this was fascinating, it was frustrating.The stories in this series are interesting but leave more questions. Was Artemisia of royal birth? Did she have a life besides the one military event mentioned? I realize maybe the answer is we don't know. But if the author would only put her sources into the series, we could then find out more if we are interested. For all I know, she made up the whole story. I don't really believe that, but my point is, without sources, you have no simple way of e ...more
Oliver and I enjoyed this book. I won't take him to see the movie until I much later date. ;-)
Feb 15, 2012 Mareena rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Anyone who likes non-fiction
Recommended to Mareena by: Goose Bottom Books
Artemisia of Caria was the first ruling Queen of ancient Greece. She was made an Admiral by the Persian King Xerxes and fought in many battles. I found it interesting that Artemisia was taken so seriously at a time when Greek women were considered second class citizens.

I really enjoyed this book because I like history and tales of strong women. I give this book an A!
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