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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
by Adrienne Mayor
Edition: Hardcover

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4.0 out of 5 stars The Poison King, full emersion, 1 Oct 2010
Haven't finished the book yet, but so far it's good. I first got interested in Mithridates when I read he made poison honey by feeding bees on rhododendron plants to use in warfare. Then I went crazy over "Mitridate Re di Ponto" by Mozart, DVD Salzburg production. (Composed by Mozart when he was 14).
Now after reading the book I would like to travel to those regions along the Black Sea.
The only trouble with the cover is that the portrait of Mithradates on a coin looks just like a famous Italian comedian.
Mithridates deserves to be better known as one of the people who stood up to Rome.


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