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    • Gods and Robots

    • Myths, Machines, and Ancient Dreams of Technology
    • By: Adrienne Mayor
    • Narrated by: Adrienne Mayor
    • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The first robot to walk the earth was a bronze giant called Talos. This wondrous machine was created not by MIT Robotics Lab, but by Hephaestus, the Greek god of invention, more than 2,500 years ago. In this groundbreaking account of the earliest expressions of the timeless impulse to create artificial life, Adrienne Mayor tells the fascinating story of how ancient Greek, Roman, Indian, and Chinese myths envisioned artificial life, automata, self-moving devices, and human enhancements - and how these visions relate to and reflect the ancient invention of real animated machines.

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Poison King

    • The Life and Legend of Mithradates, Rome’s Deadliest Enemy
    • By: Adrienne Mayor
    • Narrated by: Paul Hecht
    • Length: 15 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 534
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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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Rip Roaring Read

    • By James on 05-24-12
    • The Life and Legend of Mithradates, Rome’s Deadliest Enemy
    • By: Adrienne Mayor
    • Narrated by: Paul Hecht
    • Length: 15 hrs and 51 mins
    • Release date: 01-28-11
    • 4 out of 5 stars 534 ratings

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Amazons

    • Lives and Legends of Warrior Women across the Ancient World
    • By: Adrienne Mayor
    • Narrated by: Fran Tunno
    • Length: 16 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 91
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    Amazons - fierce warrior women dwelling on the fringes of the known world - were the mythic archenemies of the ancient Greeks. Heracles and Achilles displayed their valor in duels with Amazon queens, and the Athenians reveled in their victory over a powerful Amazon army. In historical times, Cyrus of Persia, Alexander the Great, and the Roman general Pompey tangled with Amazons.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
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    • By Linda on 11-25-14
    • Lives and Legends of Warrior Women across the Ancient World
    • By: Adrienne Mayor
    • Narrated by: Fran Tunno
    • Length: 16 hrs and 40 mins
    • Release date: 09-21-14
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 91 ratings

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Greek Fire, Poison Arrows, & Scorpion Bombs

    • By: Adrienne Mayor
    • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
    • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A great read for those interested in Antiquity

    • By Christopher on 07-08-10

    Regular price: $22.95

    • The Griffin and the Dinosaur

    • How Adrienne Mayor Discovered a Fascinating Link Between Myth and Science
    • By: Marc Aronson, Adrienne Mayor
    • Narrated by: Graham Rowat
    • Length: 38 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Could griffins have been real? When Adrienne Mayor carefully read the ancient Greek and Roman descriptions, this mythic hybrid of a lion and an eagle sounded like something people had actually seen. What could explain that evidence? After a decade of hunting through myths, poring over old maps, and tracing the discoveries of modern dinosaur hunters, she found the answer: awesome dinosaur fossils observed by ancient gold hunters in the Gobi desert.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Griffin and the Dinosaur

    • By Amazon Customer on 05-03-18

    Regular price: $2.95