Adrienne Mayor is a classical folklorist who specializes in the early history of science. A frequent contributor to Archaeology, MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History, Folklore, and the Journal of American she is often interviewed on NPR and the BBC, as well as on the History and Learning Channels. She lives in Princeton, New Jersey.
"Illuminating... Adrienne Mayor marshals not just myth, but also
the writing of ancient authors and evidence from archaeological
digs to show that biological and chemical weapons saw action
inbattles long before the modern era." -"The New York Times"
"A sound and very imaginative account....Mayor's historical research has made a significant contribution toward filling in the gapsof knowledge concerning weaponry in the classical age." -"Newsday"
"Mayor recounts in lively, sometimes darkly comic detail, the diabolical stratagems devised by devious warriors for tactical ends."-"Discover"