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Amazon Warriors' Names Revealed Amid "Gibberish" on Ancient Greek Vases
In the forthcoming study of pottery dating from 550 B.C. to 450 B.C., study lead author Adrienne Mayor and J. Paul Getty Museum assistant curator David Saunders translated Greek inscriptions into their phonetic sounds for 12 ancient vases from Athens. The inscriptions appear next to scenes of Amazons fighting, hunting, or shooting arrows.

They next submitted just the phonetic transcriptions without explanation to linguist John Colarusso of Canada's McMaster University in Hamilton, who is an expert on rare languages of the Caucasus. He translated the inscriptions into names—such as Princess, Don't Fail, and Hot Flanks—without knowing the details of the pictures of Amazons.

The report in the journal Hesperia gives linguists unparalleled insight into languages last spoken more than 2,500 years ago around the Black Sea. This area was the realm of Scythian nomads, who fought and traded with the Greeks.

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Amazons were thought to be solely mythological until archaeologists unearthed Scythian burials of real women warriors, says Mayor, a visiting scholar at Stanford University and author of the just-released The Amazons: Lives and Legends of Warrior Women Across the Ancient World.

"Amazons were clearly exotic and exciting to the Greeks. Clearly there is respect and admiration mixed with ambivalence," says Mayor. "Women lived much more separate and unequal lives in the Greek world, so the notion of women who dressed like men and fought like them was pretty exciting to them."

On the Amazon vases, Colarusso found an archer named Battle-Cry, a horsewoman named Worthy of Armor, and others with names such as Hot Flanks that probably had erotic connotations. On one vase, a scene of two Amazons hunting with a dog appears with a Greek transliteration for the Abkhazian word meaning "set the dog loose."

The other figures shown, such as Hercules and Achilles, were also named on the vases, leading the researchers to think the Amazon labels were meant as names, not descriptions.

The names were probably nicknames or heroic appellations given to Amazons, rather than real family names. Even today, Colarusso says, speakers of modern-day languages in the Caucasus region often use public, descriptive nicknames rather than reveal their real names.


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Amazon Warriors' Names Revealed Amid "Gibberish" on Ancient Greek Vases
In the forthcoming study of pottery dating from 550 B.C. to 450 B.C., study lead author Adrienne Mayor and J. Paul Getty Museum assistant curator David Saunders translated Greek inscriptions into their phonetic sounds for 12 ancient vases from Athens. The inscriptions appear next to scenes of Amazons fighting, hunting, or shooting arrows.

They next submitted just the phonetic transcriptions without explanation to linguist John Colarusso of Canada's McMaster University in Hamilton, who is an expert on rare languages of the Caucasus. He translated the inscriptions into names—such as Princess, Don't Fail, and Hot Flanks—without knowing the details of the pictures of Amazons.

The report in the journal Hesperia gives linguists unparalleled insight into languages last spoken more than 2,500 years ago around the Black Sea. This area was the realm of Scythian nomads, who fought and traded with the Greeks.

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Amazons were thought to be solely mythological until archaeologists unearthed Scythian burials of real women warriors, says Mayor, a visiting scholar at Stanford University and author of the just-released The Amazons: Lives and Legends of Warrior Women Across the Ancient World.

"Amazons were clearly exotic and exciting to the Greeks. Clearly there is respect and admiration mixed with ambivalence," says Mayor. "Women lived much more separate and unequal lives in the Greek world, so the notion of women who dressed like men and fought like them was pretty exciting to them."

On the Amazon vases, Colarusso found an archer named Battle-Cry, a horsewoman named Worthy of Armor, and others with names such as Hot Flanks that probably had erotic connotations. On one vase, a scene of two Amazons hunting with a dog appears with a Greek transliteration for the Abkhazian word meaning "set the dog loose."

The other figures shown, such as Hercules and Achilles, were also named on the vases, leading the researchers to think the Amazon labels were meant as names, not descriptions.

The names were probably nicknames or heroic appellations given to Amazons, rather than real family names. Even today, Colarusso says, speakers of modern-day languages in the Caucasus region often use public, descriptive nicknames rather than reveal their real names.


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I've been drawing pictures of muscular Amazon women for more than seventeen years: ever since I discovered that digital art was a lot easier, thanks to the UNDO button. I started out making art for a game called Forgotten Realms Unlimited Adventures, which was probably the game purchase I got the most value out of, ever. City of Heroes was almost certainly the second.

My main original characters are Brawless
Brawless and Dragomirja: Foreplay 2 by IHCOYC

Brigantia
Brigantia: Love is In the Air by IHCOYC

Carnivora
Carnivora: Return of the Huntress by IHCOYC

Conqueress
Conqueress: Ritual Fire Dance by IHCOYC

Dragomirja
Dragomirja throws back the lightning by IHCOYC

Heraclea
Heraclea, City of Heroes second costume (2005) by IHCOYC

Maveth of Carthage
Maveth dances by IHCOYC

Shedimiel

Things are about to get.... righteous. by IHCOYC
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Krysnha Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014
Love your work base in the storie, thanks a million 
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nth47 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014
Absolutely amazing!
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Krysnha Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014
Hello i wanted to ask, what part of the storie that i send was your favorite and what i can improve, in your opinion
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Krysnha Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014
Hello hows everithing by the way sorry to ask again but did you consider what i as you some time ago about sending a note with an idea i have to a storie
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IHCOYC Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If you want to write a story I will at least take a look at it. 
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Krysnha Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014
O thanks so much you have made mi day, thanks a million i will write it as soon as i return from class, thanks for making me so happy
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corpor8chic Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist

Hello There…. Welcome  to our group… :iconblackartsociety: 


We are so happy to have you as a member and hope that you will enjoy being a part of this group.  


BlackArtSociety is dedicated to FEATURING the BEST Ethnic Art. Further our goal is to help and support beginning to intermediate artists by hosting a number of group activities no matter if you are just looking for inspiration, instruction from other artist, critiques, or just networking we are here for you. 


if you have any suggestions, concerns, questions or anything else, feel free to note or comment us!        


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Krysnha Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014
Thanks for sharing your work, by the way i love your latest works, the only thing is that i dont understand what the machine is doing, only that, your work is good
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amazonarrow Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for watching me and I hope you'll submit something for my art contest! fav.me/d7nh892
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Krysnha Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014
By the way i have an idea using the uranus series for an awesome storie i am so ansius if you want i can send a note with mi idea, it would be awesome, i hope that you consider my idea imagine that conquress is trap in one of uranus labs and they will star to use their machine in her in order to obtain both her sweat and try to breack her, they want her sweat because they want to analize it, and they want to breack her will, because there is a bet with another evil entities to breack the will of this goodes, it is just an idea in work that i have i hope that you like it and allowed me to tell the rest, thanks for your gallery and your time
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