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

Autor: Adrienne Mayor
Editorial: Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2009.
Edición/Formato:   Libro-e : Documento : Biografía : Inglés (eng)Ver todas las ediciones y todos los formatos
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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  Leer más
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Género/Forma: Biography
History
Military history
Biographie
Electronic books
Formato físico adicional: Print version:
Mayor, Adrienne, 1946-
Poison king.
Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2009
(DLC) 2009015050
Persona designada: Mithridates, King of Pontus; Mithridates, King of Pontus; König VI ) Mithridates (Pontisches Reich
Tipo de material: Biografía, Documento, Recurso en Internet
Tipo de documento Recurso internet, Archivo de computadora
Todos autores / colaboradores: Adrienne Mayor
ISBN: 0691126836 9780691126838 9781400833429 1400833426 1282608207 9781282608207 9786612608209 661260820X
Número OCLC: 647875278
Premios: Commended for National Book Awards (Nonfiction) 2009
Commended for Independent Publisher Book Awards (Biography) 2010
Descripción: 1 online resource (xxii, 448 pages) : illustrations
Contenido: 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.
Responsabilidad: Adrienne Mayor.

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