THE POISON KING: The Life and Legend of Mithradates--Rome's Deadliest Enemy
In this work Mayor shares the life of Mithradates who at age fourteen inherited a wealthy Black Sea kingdom after his mother poisoned his father. He envisioned a grand Eastern empire to rival Roman and, after orchestrating the massacre of 80,000 Roman citizens in a single day, eventually seized Greece and modern-day Turkey. Photos, some in color.
Publishing status: Current
Item #: 1948806
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