skip to content
The Poison King : the Life and Legend of Mithradates, Rome's Deadliest Enemy Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

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

Author: Adrienne Mayor
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, [2010] ©2010
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Course bookView all editions and formats
Summary:
Machiavelli praised his military genius. European royalty sought out his secret elixir against poison. His life inspired Mozart's first opera, while for centuries poets and playwrights recited bloody, romantic tales of his victories, defeats, intrigues, concubines, and mysterious death. But until now no modern historian has recounted the full story of Mithradates, the ruthless king and visionary rebel who challenged  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy online

Links to this item

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Biography
History
Military history
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Adrienne Mayor
ISBN: 9781400833429 1400833426
OCLC Number: 979632288
Language Note: In English.
Description: 1 online resource (472 pages) : illustrations
Responsibility: Adrienne Mayor.
More information:

Abstract:

Machiavelli praised his military genius. European royalty sought out his secret elixir against poison. His life inspired Mozart's first opera, while for centuries poets and playwrights recited bloody, romantic tales of his victories, defeats, intrigues, concubines, and mysterious death. But until now no modern historian has recounted the full story of Mithradates, the ruthless king and visionary rebel who challenged the power of Rome in the first century BC. In this richly illustrated book--the first biography of Mithradates in fifty years--Adrienne Mayor combines a storyteller's gifts with the most recent archaeological and scientific discoveries to tell the tale of Mithradates as it has never been told before. The Poison King describes a life brimming with spectacle and excitement. Claiming Alexander the Great and Darius of Persia as ancestors, Mithradates inherited a wealthy Black Sea kingdom at age fourteen after his mother poisoned his father. He fled into exile and returned in triumph to become a ruler of superb intelligence and fierce ambition. Hailed as a savior by his followers and feared as a second Hannibal by his enemies, he envisioned a grand Eastern empire to rival Rome. After massacring eighty thousand Roman citizens in 88 BC, he seized Greece and modern-day Turkey. Fighting some of the most spectacular battles in ancient history, he dragged Rome into a long round of wars and threatened to invade Italy itself. His uncanny ability to elude capture and surge back after devastating losses unnerved the Romans, while his mastery of poisons allowed him to foil assassination attempts and eliminate rivals. The Poison King is a gripping account of one of Rome's most relentless but least understood foes. Some images inside the book are unavailable due to digital copyright restrictions.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/979632288> # The Poison King : the Life and Legend of Mithradates, Rome's Deadliest Enemy
    a schema:MediaObject, schema:CreativeWork, schema:Book ;
    library:oclcnum "979632288" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/nyu> ;
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/939.33/e22/> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/793225905#Topic/mithridates_vi_eupator_king_of_pontus> ; # Mithridates VI Eupator--King of Pontus
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/793225905#Place/rome_empire> ; # Rome (Empire)
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/793225905#Topic/pontus_kings_and_rulers> ; # Pontus--Kings and rulers
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/793225905#Topic/rome_history_mithridatic_wars_88_63_b_c> ; # Rome--History--Mithridatic Wars, 88-63 B.C
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/793225905#Topic/miscellaneous> ; # Miscellaneous
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/793225905#Topic/alte_geschichte_archaologie> ; # Alte Geschichte, Archäologie
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/939.33/e23/> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/793225905#Place/mediterranean_region> ; # Mediterranean Region.
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/793225905#Topic/history_ancient_general> ; # HISTORY--Ancient--General
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/793225905#Topic/black_sea_region_history_military> ; # Black Sea Region--History, Military
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/793225905#Topic/biography_&_autobiography_historical> ; # BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY--Historical
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/793225905#Meeting/mithridatic_wars_rome_88_63_b_c> ; # Mithridatic Wars (Rome : 88-63 B.C.)
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/793225905#Topic/pontus_history> ; # Pontus--History
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/793225905#Topic/poisoning_political_aspects_rome_history> ; # Poisoning--Political aspects--Rome--History
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/793225905#Event/88_63_b_c> ; # 88-63 B.C.
    schema:author <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/793225905#Person/mayor_adrienne> ; # Adrienne Mayor
    schema:bookEdition "Course book." ;
    schema:bookFormat schema:EBook ;
    schema:datePublished "2010" ;
    schema:description "Machiavelli praised his military genius. European royalty sought out his secret elixir against poison. His life inspired Mozart's first opera, while for centuries poets and playwrights recited bloody, romantic tales of his victories, defeats, intrigues, concubines, and mysterious death. But until now no modern historian has recounted the full story of Mithradates, the ruthless king and visionary rebel who challenged the power of Rome in the first century BC. In this richly illustrated book--the first biography of Mithradates in fifty years--Adrienne Mayor combines a storyteller's gifts with the most recent archaeological and scientific discoveries to tell the tale of Mithradates as it has never been told before. The Poison King describes a life brimming with spectacle and excitement. Claiming Alexander the Great and Darius of Persia as ancestors, Mithradates inherited a wealthy Black Sea kingdom at age fourteen after his mother poisoned his father. He fled into exile and returned in triumph to become a ruler of superb intelligence and fierce ambition. Hailed as a savior by his followers and feared as a second Hannibal by his enemies, he envisioned a grand Eastern empire to rival Rome. After massacring eighty thousand Roman citizens in 88 BC, he seized Greece and modern-day Turkey. Fighting some of the most spectacular battles in ancient history, he dragged Rome into a long round of wars and threatened to invade Italy itself. His uncanny ability to elude capture and surge back after devastating losses unnerved the Romans, while his mastery of poisons allowed him to foil assassination attempts and eliminate rivals. The Poison King is a gripping account of one of Rome's most relentless but least understood foes. Some images inside the book are unavailable due to digital copyright restrictions."@en ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/793225905> ;
    schema:genre "Biography"@en ;
    schema:genre "History"@en ;
    schema:genre "Military history"@en ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:name "The Poison King : the Life and Legend of Mithradates, Rome's Deadliest Enemy"@en ;
    schema:productID "979632288" ;
    schema:url <https://doi.org/10.1515/9781400833429> ;
    schema:url <https://ezproxy.aub.edu.lb/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1515/9781400833429> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781400833429> ;
    schema:workExample <http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/9781400833429> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/979632288> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/793225905#Meeting/mithridatic_wars_rome_88_63_b_c> # Mithridatic Wars (Rome : 88-63 B.C.)
    a bgn:Meeting, schema:Event ;
    schema:name "Mithridatic Wars (Rome : 88-63 B.C.)" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/793225905#Person/mayor_adrienne> # Adrienne Mayor
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Mayor" ;
    schema:givenName "Adrienne" ;
    schema:name "Adrienne Mayor" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/793225905#Place/mediterranean_region> # Mediterranean Region.
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "Mediterranean Region." ;
    schema:name "Mediterranean Region" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/793225905#Place/rome_empire> # Rome (Empire)
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "Rome (Empire)" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/793225905#Topic/alte_geschichte_archaologie> # Alte Geschichte, Archäologie
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Alte Geschichte, Archäologie"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/793225905#Topic/biography_&_autobiography_historical> # BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY--Historical
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY--Historical"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/793225905#Topic/black_sea_region_history_military> # Black Sea Region--History, Military
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Black Sea Region--History, Military"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/793225905#Topic/history_ancient_general> # HISTORY--Ancient--General
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "HISTORY--Ancient--General"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/793225905#Topic/mithridates_vi_eupator_king_of_pontus> # Mithridates VI Eupator--King of Pontus
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Mithridates VI Eupator--King of Pontus"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/793225905#Topic/poisoning_political_aspects_rome_history> # Poisoning--Political aspects--Rome--History
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Poisoning--Political aspects--Rome--History"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/793225905#Topic/pontus_kings_and_rulers> # Pontus--Kings and rulers
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Pontus--Kings and rulers"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/793225905#Topic/rome_history_mithridatic_wars_88_63_b_c> # Rome--History--Mithridatic Wars, 88-63 B.C
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Rome--History--Mithridatic Wars, 88-63 B.C"@en ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781400833429>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "1400833426" ;
    schema:isbn "9781400833429" ;
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/979632288>
    a genont:InformationResource, genont:ContentTypeGenericResource ;
    schema:about <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/979632288> ; # The Poison King : the Life and Legend of Mithradates, Rome's Deadliest Enemy
    schema:dateModified "2019-02-20" ;
    void:inDataset <http://purl.oclc.org/dataset/WorldCat> ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.