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Greek Fire, Poison Arrows and Scorpion Bombs: Biological Warfare in the Ancient World Paperback – 29 Oct 2009

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  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd (29 Oct. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0715638521
  • ISBN-13: 978-0715638521
  • Product Dimensions: 13.7 x 2.5 x 20.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,051,534 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'Illuminating... Adrienne Mayor marshals not just myth, but also the writing of ancient authors and evidence from archaeological digs to show that biological and chemical weapons saw action in battles long before the modern era' --New York Times

'A sound and very imaginative account... Mayor's historical research has made a significant contribution toward filling in the gaps of knowledge concerning weaponry in the classical age' --Newsday

'Mayor recounts in lively, sometimes darkly comic detail, the diabolical strategems devised by devious warriors for tactical ends' --Discover

About the Author

Adrienne Mayor is a classical folklorist who specializes in the early history of science. The author of 'Poison King', Mayor is a frequent contributor to 'Archaeology', 'MHQ' and 'Folklore', and is often interviewed by NPR, BBC, 'New York Times', 'USA Today' and The History Channel.


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