The Poison King: The Life and Legend of Mithradates, Rome's Deadliest Enemy
2009 National Book Award Finalist, Nonfiction
Adrienne Mayor's The Poison King: The Life and Legend of Mithradates, Rome's Deadliest Enemy
Princeton University Press, 2009
Adrienne Mayor was born in Little Egypt, southern Illinois, and grew up in harshly beautiful South Dakota. The Bookmobile at Laura Ingalls Wilder Elementary School was a godsend! Although a highly distracted college student in the late 60s and 70s, Mayor...