The Poison King by Adrienne Mayor audiobook

The Poison King: The Life and Legend of Mithradates, Rome's Deadliest Enemy

By Adrienne Mayor
Read by Paul Hecht

Recorded Books, Inc. 9780691126838

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781664505100

  • ISBN: 9781664612938

Runtime: 15.88 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/History
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A 2009 National Book Award Finalist

Winner of the 2010 Independent Publisher Award Gold Medal for Biography

A 2009 Washington Post Best Book

A National Book Award finalist for this epic work, Adrienne Mayor delivers a gripping account of Mithradates, the ruthless visionary who began to challenge Rome's power in 120 B.C. Machiavelli praised his military genius. Kings coveted his secret elixir against poison. Poets celebrated his victories, intrigues, and panache. But until now, no one has told the full story of his incredible life.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Mithradates should be a household name alongside his fellow rebels Hannibal, Cleopatra, Spartacus, and Attila. This detailed, juicy, entertaining, yet painstaking work of superb scholarship should finally give Mithradates the recognition he deserves.” Margaret George, author of Helen of Troy: A Novel
“Meticulous in its research, exciting in its narration, ambitious in its conception, The Poison King re-creates an era when much of the Mediterranean world rebelled against Rome. At the center of it all is the fascinating and frightening king who rallied the resistance: Mithradates. Mayor has written a terrific book.” Barry Straus, author of The Spartacus War
“Thanks to Mayor, Mithradates has emerged from the shadows at last as one of Rome’s most potent and remarkable enemies.” Tom Holland, author of Rubicon: The Last Years of the Roman Republic
“A wonderful reading experience.” Washington Post
“This distinctive and compelling book is sure to fascinate all readers interested in the ancient world or in understanding the historical politics of the Caucasus region.” Library Journal

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Author

Author Bio: Adrienne Mayor

Author Bio: Adrienne Mayor

Adrienne Mayor is the author of Greek Fire, Poison Arrows, and Scorpion Bombs: Biological and Chemical Warfare in the Ancient World and The First Fossil Hunters: Paleontology in Greek and Roman Times. She is a research scholar in classics and history of science at Stanford University.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 15.88
Audience: Adult
Language: English