Libyan Amazons for Total War: Rome II

Download from Steam here if you have the game Total War: Rome II.

This mod adds a unit of African female archers to the Carthaginian roster. They were inspired by Greek traditions of Amazon-like female warriors residing in Libya (which for them meant all of the African continent west of the Nile Valley). The classical historian Diodoros Siculus provides a rather fanciful account on how the Libyan Amazons, under the leadership of Queen Myrina, once carved out a vast empire straddling northern Africa and the Middle East, reaching as far north as Asia Minor (modern Turkey). Whether or not such matriarchal warrior societies ever existed in Wets Africa during the Greco-Roman time frame, we do know that the West African region would produce a number of female warriors in later ages, most famously the Mino of Dahomey.

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