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Epic Warrior Women highlights the women who fought just as courageously, skillfully and fiercely as male warriors of their time. With stunning re-enactments, original costumes, historic locations and CG animation, the three-part series chronicles the military achievements of the original Amazon horse warriors of the Steppe, probes the highly-trained female gladiators of Ancient Rome and concludes with the feared all-female regiments of Dahomey that shaped African history.

Epic Warrior Women is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (4 episodes). The series first aired on March 19, 2018.

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Monday 8:00 PM et/pt on Smithsonian CHANNEL
1 Season, 4 Episodes
March 19, 2018
Cast: Bettany Hughes, Adrienne Mayor
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Epic Warrior Women Full Episode Guide

  • A Viking war chief buried in Sweden is revealed to be a woman, thanks to forensic testing.

  • The Agoojj were a small but powerful fighting force of women in West Africa that steadily expanded in the 17th century against the much larger Asante and Yoruba Kingdoms. Learn how this all-female, slave-raiding regiment terrified both the local populations and the Europeans sent to conquer them.

  • Ancient Rome interpreted Greek mythology by encouraging gladiator women to fight to the death as Amazons in the arena. Explore how these young women managed to survive in desperate conditions, why so many were ready to die for the sake of public entertainment and what skills they needed to stay alive.

  • Discover the origins of the Greek Amazon mythology and find answers among the ancient nomad warriors of the Eurasian grasslands. Hailing from the Scythian tribes, these warriors controlled a swathe from Eastern Europe to Central Asia and kept the great powers of Greece, Persia and China at bay.