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For the town in France, see Amage, Haute-Saône. For the polychaete worm genus, see Amage (worm).

Amage was a Sarmatian queen who, as Polyaenus reports, ruled as regent for her incapacitated husband in the 4th century BC.[1] She was very warlike, and once sent a letter to a Scythian prince warning him to stop his incursions on her protectorates in the Crimea. When he ignored this warning, Amage rode with 120 men to Scythia and attacked him, killing his guards, killing his friends and family, and personally killing the prince herself "in a sword duel".[2] She allowed his son to live and rule his people on the condition that he obey her edicts.

References[]

  1. Salmonson, Jessica Amanda. (1991) The Encyclopedia of Amazons. Paragon House. Page 7. ISBN 1-55778-420-5.
  2. David E. Jones. Women Warriors: A History. Brassey's, 2000. ISBN 1-57488-206-6. Page 126.

External links[]

  • The Amage Story Studies in the History and Language of the Sarmatians J. Harmatta

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