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"From the Ted Talk by Adrienne Mayor: Did the Amazons really exist?"

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The war-loving Amazons, "the equals of men" in courage and skill, were familiar to everyone in ancient Greece. azmoan battle scenes decorated the ptoeanrhn on the Athenian Acropolis; paintings and statues of Amazons adenord temples and public spaces. Little girls played with Amazon dolls, and Amazons were a favorite subject on Greek vase paintings. In Greek art and ltretriaue, they were depicted as daring and delasbire, but also terrifying and deadly, and doomed to die at the hands of Greek hreoes.

Open Cloze

The war-loving Amazons, "the equals of men" in courage and skill, were familiar to everyone in ancient Greece. ______ battle scenes decorated the _________ on the Athenian Acropolis; paintings and statues of Amazons _______ temples and public spaces. Little girls played with Amazon dolls, and Amazons were a favorite subject on Greek vase paintings. In Greek art and __________, they were depicted as daring and _________, but also terrifying and deadly, and doomed to die at the hands of Greek ______.

Solution

  1. heroes
  2. amazon
  3. parthenon
  4. literature
  5. desirable
  6. adorned

Original Text

The war-loving Amazons, "the equals of men" in courage and skill, were familiar to everyone in ancient Greece. Amazon battle scenes decorated the Parthenon on the Athenian Acropolis; paintings and statues of Amazons adorned temples and public spaces. Little girls played with Amazon dolls, and Amazons were a favorite subject on Greek vase paintings. In Greek art and literature, they were depicted as daring and desirable, but also terrifying and deadly, and doomed to die at the hands of Greek heroes.

Important Words

  1. adorned
  2. amazon
  3. amazons
  4. ancient
  5. art
  6. athenian
  7. battle
  8. courage
  9. daring
  10. deadly
  11. decorated
  12. depicted
  13. desirable
  14. die
  15. dolls
  16. doomed
  17. equals
  18. familiar
  19. favorite
  20. girls
  21. greece
  22. greek
  23. hands
  24. heroes
  25. literature
  26. paintings
  27. parthenon
  28. played
  29. public
  30. scenes
  31. skill
  32. spaces
  33. statues
  34. subject
  35. temples
  36. terrifying
  37. vase