Greek Fire, Poison Arrows, and Scorpion Bombs by Adrienne Mayor
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Greek Fire, Poison Arrows, and Scorpion Bombs
By Adrienne Mayor

Greek Fire, Poison Arrows, and Scorpion Bombs

Biological and Chemical Warfare in the Ancient World

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Greek Fire, Poison Arrows, and Scorpion Bombs by Adrienne Mayor

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Flamethrowers, poison gases, incendiary bombs, the large-scale spreading of disease... are these terrifying agents and implements of warfare modern inventions? Not by a long shot. Weapons of biological and chemical warfare have been in use for thousands of years, and Greek Fire, Poison Arrows & Scorpion Bombs, Adrienne Mayor's fascinating exploration of the origins of biological and unethical warfare draws extraordinary connections between the mythical worlds of Hercules and the Trojan War, the accounts of Herodotus and Thucydides, and modern methods of war and terrorism Greek Fire, Poison Arrows & Scorpion Bombs will catapult readers into the dark and fascinating realm of ancient war and mythic treachery-and their devastating consequences.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781590201770
ISBN-10: 1590201779
Format: Paperback / softback
(204mm x 137mm x 24mm)
Pages: 319
Imprint: Overlook Press
Publisher: Overlook Press
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2009
Country of Publication: United States

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