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"Amazon Antiope leading a horse and holding two spears" (see related A | B), 440 BC Ancient Potter Painter (known as Mannheim Painter ) Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, New York, USA

Antiope is followed by Penthesilea armed with a bow and quiver (see the other side). The beauty of Penthesilea and Antiope dazzled Theseus and Achilles, respectively. The Amazons "had the pants on" (held command over men). The Greeks in that era rode horses on their semi-naked rear end. Depictions of combat between Greeks and the Amazons often show the Greeks pulling Amazons by their hair, but femininity prevailed and glamour and allure remained intact. 

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