Women of the Ancient World 11 tales of fascinating females We know so little about their lives but they've kept us guessing for centuries. Here are the stories of some of history and mythology's most powerful and intriguing women. 1. The Red Tent Anita Diamant 2. Flow Down Like Silver: Hypatia of Alexandria Ki Longfellow 3. Cleopatra's Daughter Michelle Moran 4. Caesar's Women Colleen McCullough 5. Till We Have Faces C. S. Lewis 6. The Memoirs of Helen of Troy Amanda Elyot 7. Boudica: Dreaming the Eagle: Boudica 1 Manda Scott 8. The Quest for the Nine Maidens Stuart McHardy 9. Cleopatra Stacy Schiff 10. Lavinia Ursula K Le Guin 11. The Penelopiad Margaret Atwood Tags: women, history, historical fiction View the discussion thread.