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A National Book Award finalist for this epic work, Adrienne Mayor delivers a gripping account of Mithradates, the ruthless visionary who began to challenge Rome’s power in 120 B.C. Machiavelli praised his military genius. Kings coveted his secret elixir against poison. Poets celebrated his victories, intrigues, and panache. But until now, no one has told the full story of his incredible life.

©2010 Adrienne Mayor (P)2010 Recorded Books, LLC

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Gripping novel

Well worth a buy. Gripping from the start to finish, just could not put the book down

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disappointing

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

no; see below

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Adrienne Mayor has obviously done a great deal of research and it is upon this fact the book is getting any stars from me. Its failings are primarily based on the fact that Mayor's treatment of Mithradates is similar to the modern main stream media's treatment of Obama. In listening to this book, I advise caution for if you are not well read in this period of history, the totally skewed presentation will lead to gross misinformation. If Mithradates were drowning babies in the Euphrates, Mayor would report it that he was trying to teach them to swim.

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