PDF or EBOOK (The Poison King: The Life and Legend of Mithradates, Rome's Deadliest Enemy) ô Adrienne Mayor


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  • The Poison King: The Life and Legend of Mithradates, Rome's Deadliest Enemy
  • Adrienne Mayor
  • English
  • 10 October 2020
  • 9780691150260

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    PDF or EBOOK (The Poison King: The Life and Legend of Mithradates, Rome's Deadliest Enemy) ô Adrienne Mayor Adrienne Mayor Ñ 6 Download review ò PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ñ Adrienne Mayor I tell the tale that I heard toldMithridates he died old A E Housman Terence 'This is Stupid Stuff'A fascinating piece of PersianRomanAsia Minor history Mithradates makes almost every other challenger to the status uo seem inept uncreative and not really committed He isn't a king or leader you can completely admire His methods for removing Romans from Asia Minor were not even remotely reasonable Kill them all and let Zeus sort them out wa

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    Adrienne Mayor Ñ 6 Download review ò PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ñ Adrienne Mayor PDF or EBOOK (The Poison King: The Life and Legend of Mithradates, Rome's Deadliest Enemy) ô Adrienne Mayor Of all historic topics ancient history holds my interest the least The things I know about the ancient world could fit comfortably in the chest pocket of a pair of overalls They also fit comfortably in my head along with all the oth

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    review ò PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ñ Adrienne Mayor Adrienne Mayor Ñ 6 Download Free read The Poison King: The Life and Legend of Mithradates, Rome's Deadliest Enemy This was my favorite non fiction read of 2020 Mayor's prose is sensual and sparkling and I was utterly captivated by her account and research of this larger than life ruler One of the easiest ways for me to find inspiration is to stumble across a word and dig deeper and deeper into its origins I was first aware of the term mithradatism back in 2014 I knew that it was the process of immunizing oneself from poisons by ingestingpoison This

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    PDF or EBOOK (The Poison King: The Life and Legend of Mithradates, Rome's Deadliest Enemy) ô Adrienne Mayor review ò PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ñ Adrienne Mayor When Adrienne Mayor remains within the limits of her sources both literary and archaeological The Poison King is a solid readable biography of a now little known figure of the Ancient world Unfortunately she allows herself some wild f

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    review ò PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ñ Adrienne Mayor PDF or EBOOK (The Poison King: The Life and Legend of Mithradates, Rome's Deadliest Enemy) ô Adrienne Mayor There are very few books on Mithridates and even fewer dedicated biograpies; in fact The Poison King is the only one written in over a century which was part of the reason I was so excited to read it Unfortunately the book failed to contribute too much to the literature of the ancient Near East; this might not have disappointed me too much except for the length of the book which was not brimming with uniue historical insights but

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    Adrienne Mayor Ñ 6 Download review ò PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ñ Adrienne Mayor Free read The Poison King: The Life and Legend of Mithradates, Rome's Deadliest Enemy Very complete detailed and readable biography of Mithradates King of Pontus during the time of the Roman Republic The book

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    PDF or EBOOK (The Poison King: The Life and Legend of Mithradates, Rome's Deadliest Enemy) ô Adrienne Mayor An insight on Romans impact on Eastern world Mithradates An awesome read Couldn’t give 5 stars because of the speculations but don’t blame Author for the same as lack of records An Amazing account on life of Mithradat

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    PDF or EBOOK (The Poison King: The Life and Legend of Mithradates, Rome's Deadliest Enemy) ô Adrienne Mayor review ò PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ñ Adrienne Mayor Adrienne Mayor Ñ 6 Download What is this book its not a history book its not a fiction book its some sort of speculative mishmash of the both i actually became uite irritated by the lets imagine what could have happened this probably happened some think this was what happened Mithridates probably did this my god it was like reading the ramblings of a 5 year old making it up as they go alongThe book just keeps rehashing the same crap over and over Mithridates was the

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    review ò PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ñ Adrienne Mayor Adrienne Mayor Ñ 6 Download PDF or EBOOK (The Poison King: The Life and Legend of Mithradates, Rome's Deadliest Enemy) ô Adrienne Mayor Beavers abound in Armenia's lakes and streams perhaps their testicles contributed to Mithradates' celebrated vigorThere is something about that uote that sums up the Poison King for me and emblematic of the my feelings towar

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    PDF or EBOOK (The Poison King: The Life and Legend of Mithradates, Rome's Deadliest Enemy) ô Adrienne Mayor I got sucked right into this story from the start and finally I got to find out what happened between two of Co

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

Download The Poison King: The Life and Legend of Mithradates, Rome's Deadliest Enemy í PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Adrienne Mayor Ñ 6 Download review ò PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ñ Adrienne Mayor Thradates 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. Very complete detailed and readable biography of Mithradates King of Pontus during the time of the Roman Republic The book covers from his boyhood until his death in his 70s still a fighter till the last Raised among court intrigue Persian and Greek he early on began a lifelong study of poisons and their antidotes testing them on criminals and each day of his life ingesting a bit to render himself immune to their effects He supposedly came up with a theriac also called Mithridatium a universal antidote the formula for that has been lost So far there has been no comprehensive biography of this man who led an amazing life expansion from Pontus into a Black Sea Empire and three wars attempting to ward off Romans and subjugation to them Successful at first against Auillius Sulla and Lucullus he finally succumbed to Pompey His life was a series of highs and lows victories and defeats betrayals and loyalties Cicero called him the greatest king since Alexander I could not believe the extent of his vengeance against people from the Italian peninsula in Asia Minor in 88 BC fully 80000 people were slaughtered as revenge against corruption of tax system and ruthlessness of Romans The man was also a lover of the arts and a polyglot so he was not ONLY a warrior My only uibble was the amount of speculation perhaps it could have been this way maybe But this work seemed well researched as far as it went with incomplete primary sources All in all a fascinating dip into history of the late Roman Republic

review ò PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ñ Adrienne Mayor

Download The Poison King: The Life and Legend of Mithradates, Rome's Deadliest Enemy í PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Adrienne Mayor Ñ 6 Download review ò PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ñ Adrienne Mayor A compelling biography of the legendary king rebel and poisoner who defied the Roman EmpireMachiavelli 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 Mi. I tell the tale that I heard toldMithridates he died old A E Housman Terence This is Stupid Stuff A fascinating piece of PersianRomanAsia Minor history Mithradates makes almost every other challenger to the status uo seem inept uncreative and not really committed He isn t a king or leader you can completely admire His methods for removing Romans from Asia Minor were not even remotely reasonable Kill them all and let Zeus sort them out wasn t reasonable even in 88 BC However his life was mythic He was a brilliant linguist military commander scientist and absolutely machismo to boot He wasn t interested in playing a minor character on the world stage He wanted to be a Darius or an Alexander the Great type of leader and for much of his life he was The Romans were terrified of him He fought them using terror direct action both naval and army statecraft and asymmetric warfare He was rich charismatic and ruthlessThe major shortcoming of this book is one that would probably be the shortcoming of any historical biography of Mithradates the lack of complete records So much of Mithradates life is shrouded in rumor speculation and second and third hand sources Those materials that exist are often biased because they were written by Romans So Mayor is stuck she can either try to sort out the fact from the fable and sometimes get a little loose with her narrative or she can write a book that no one but a classical historian would want to read She chose readability and the book was VERY readable but it did come at a cost The what ifs and alternate endings and he might haves get to be a little too much or at least enough that I couldn t see giving this biography five or four stars

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Download The Poison King: The Life and Legend of Mithradates, Rome's Deadliest Enemy í PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Adrienne Mayor Ñ 6 Download review ò PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ñ Adrienne Mayor 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 fo. What is this book its not a history book its not a fiction book its some sort of speculative mishmash of the both i actually became uite irritated by the lets imagine what could have happened this probably happened some think this was what happened Mithridates probably did this my god it was like reading the ramblings of a 5 year old making it up as they go alongThe book just keeps rehashing the same crap over and over Mithridates was the scourge of Rome the new Hannibal a proud descendant of Cyrus Alexander but then goes onto describe how in almost every encounter against the Romans he got his ass kicked though his armies and Navies vastly outnumbering them not because the Romans were better but because the Goddesses didn t like himI really don t know what point the author was trying to make with this book for all the repetitive babble Mithridates was really nothing than a somewhat interesting character on the fringes of the Roman World hardly the New Alexander that the author seems to imply Romes deadliest enemy a sneaky opportunist trying to take advantage of a distracted Roman world from what facts i can ascertain from all the What ifs that are in reality the core of this intellectually dishonest piece of crap