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The Resource The Poison King : the life and legend of Mithradates, Rome's deadliest enemy, Adrienne Mayor

The Poison King : the life and legend of Mithradates, Rome's deadliest enemy, Adrienne Mayor

Label
The Poison King : the life and legend of Mithradates, Rome's deadliest enemy
Title
The Poison King
Title remainder
the life and legend of Mithradates, Rome's deadliest enemy
Statement of responsibility
Adrienne Mayor
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A new account of one of Rome's most relentless but least understood foes. 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.--From publisher description
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mayor, Adrienne
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DS156.P8
LC item number
M39 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mithridates
  • Mithridates (Pontisches Reich, König, VI.)
  • Pontus
  • Pontus
  • Rome
  • Poisoning
  • Mediterranean Region
  • Black Sea Region
Label
The Poison King : the life and legend of Mithradates, Rome's deadliest enemy, Adrienne Mayor
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [381]-433) and index
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
Control code
319247391
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxii, 448 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780691126838
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009015050
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)319247391
Label
The Poison King : the life and legend of Mithradates, Rome's deadliest enemy, Adrienne Mayor
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [381]-433) and index
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
Control code
319247391
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxii, 448 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780691126838
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009015050
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)319247391

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