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Fictitious Amazons

Naturevolume 120page158 (1927) | Download Citation



THE efforts of syndicated journalism to popularise research occasionally lead to misunderstandings. I have to-day received a cutting from the Daily Mail of Bombay, dated June 14, devoting two columns to discussion of views about the ancient Amazons, which I am represented as having maintained at a meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science. Will you give me the opportunity of saying that neither before the British Association nor before any other public body have I discussed the ancient Amazons at all. Similar announcements have been appearing in French, Belgian, and especially in American, papers during the past six months, in connexion with the Philadelphia meeting of the American Association last December. It is true that I attended that meeting as the representative of the British Association, and gave a public lecture on some aspects of the geography of Greek lands; but that lecture contained no reference to the Amazons.

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