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Adrienne Mayor is a historian of ancient science and a classical folklorist.

Mayor specializes in ancient history and the study of "folk science": how pre-scientific cultures interpreted data about the natural world, and how these interpretations form the basis of many ancient myths, folklore and popular beliefs. Her work in pre-scientific fossil discoveries and traditional interpretations of paleontological remains has opened up a new field within the emerging discipline of Geomythology and classical folklore. Mayor's book on the origins of biological and chemical warfare revealed the ancient roots of poison weaponry and tactics. Since 2006, Mayor has been a research scholar in the Classics Department and the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology Program at Stanford University.

Mayor has published articles on Amazons, unconventional warfare, toxic honey, tattoos in antiquity, smallpox blankets in history and legend, assassination by poisoned garments in Mughal India, fossil-related placenames, and other topics in scholarly journals and popular magazines, including the Journal of American Folklore, Archaeology, "Natural History," and MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History." Her books have been translated into 8 languages and have been featured in documentaries on the History and Discovery TV Channels. She has lectured at the American Museum of Natural History, Boston Museum of Fine Art, Smithsonian, Chicago Institute of Art, Getty Museum, among other venues, and has been interviewed on NPR, BBC, and Coast to Coast AM. Her biography of Mithradates VI Eupator, The Poison King, was a nonfiction finalist for the National Book Award 2009.

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Total Books: 18
The Amazons Lives and Legends of Warrior Women across the Ancient World
The Amazons Lives and Legends of Warrior Women across the Ancient World
The Amazons Lives and Legends of Warrior Women across the Ancient World
The Griffin and the Dinosaur How Adrienne Mayor Discovered a Fascinating Link Between Myth and Science
The First Fossil Hunters Dinosaurs Mammoths and Myth in Greek and Roman Times
2011 - The First Fossil Hunters Dinosaurs Mammoths and Myth in Greek and Roman Times [New in Paper] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780691150130
ISBN-10: 0691150133
Genres: History, Nonfiction, Science & Math
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The Poison King The Life and Legend of Mithradates Rome's Deadliest Enemy
The Poison King The Life and Legend of Mithradates Rome's Deadliest Enemy
2009 - The Poison King the Life and Legend of Mithradates Rome's Deadliest Enemy (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780691126838
ISBN-10: 0691126836
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Greek Fire Poison Arrows and Scorpion Bombs Biological  Chemical Warfare in the Ancient World
Greek Fire Poison Arrows And Scorpion Bombs Biological and Chemical Warfare in the Ancient World
Fossil Legends of the First Americans
2007 - Fossil Legends of the First Americans (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780691130491
ISBN-10: 0691130493
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction, Nonfiction, Science & Math
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Fossil Legends of the First Americans
2005 - Fossil Legends of the First Americans (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780691113456
ISBN-10: 0691113459
Genres: Nonfiction, Science & Math
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Greek FirePoison Arrows and Scorpion Bombs
2005 - Greek Firepoison Arrows and Scorpion Bombs (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780715633656
ISBN-10: 0715633651
Genre: History
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Greek Fire Poison Arrows and Scorpion Bombs
2004 - Greek Fire Poison Arrows and Scorpion Bombs (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781585676088
ISBN-10: 158567608X
Genres: History, Nonfiction
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Greek Fire Poison Arrows  Scorpion Bombs Biological and Chemical Warfare in the Ancient World
The First Fossil Hunters Paleontology in Greek and Roman Times
2001 - The First Fossil Hunters Paleontology in Greek and Roman Times (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780691089775
ISBN-10: 0691089779
Genres: History, Nonfiction, Science & Math
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The First Fossil Hunters Paleontology in Greek and Roman Times
2000 - The First Fossil Hunters Paleontology in Greek and Roman Times (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780691058634
ISBN-10: 0691058636
Genres: History, Nonfiction, Science & Math
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Greek Fire Poison Arrows and Scorpion Bombs Biological and Chemical Warfare in the Ancient World
Greek Fire Poison Arrows  Scorpion Bombs Biological and Chemical Warfare in the Ancient World