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The poison king : the life and legend of Mithridates, Rome's deadliest enemy

Author: Adrienne Mayor
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Military history
Biographie
Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Mayor, Adrienne, 1946-
Poison king.
Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2009
(DLC) 2009015050
Named Person: Mithridates, King of Pontus; Mithridates, King of Pontus; König VI ) Mithridates (Pontisches Reich
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Adrienne Mayor
ISBN: 0691126836 9780691126838 9781400833429 1400833426 1282608207 9781282608207 9786612608209 661260820X
OCLC Number: 647875278
Awards: Commended for National Book Awards (Nonfiction) 2009
Commended for Independent Publisher Book Awards (Biography) 2010
Description: 1 online resource (xxii, 448 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Kill them all, and let the gods sort them out --
A savior is born in a castle by the sea --
Education of a young hero --
The lost boys --
Return of the king --
Storm clouds --
Victory --
Terror --
Battle for Greece --
Killers' kiss --
Living like a king --
Falling star --
Renegade kings --
End game --
In the tower.
Responsibility: Adrienne Mayor.

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