Warrior women: despite what gamers might believe, the ancient world was full of female fighters

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One of the great things about computer games is that anything is possible in the almost endless array of situations on offer, whether they are realistic or fantasy worlds.

  • Eve MacDonald
  • The Conversation

But it has been reported that gamers are boycotting Total War: Rome II on the grounds of historical accuracy after developers introduced women generals, apparently to please “feminists”.

Bud 9iBut while it’s true that the Romans would not have had female soldiers in their armies, they certainly encountered women in battle – and when they did it created quite a stir.

The historians of the…

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