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  • The Poison Kingby Adrienne Mayor

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 18.95 US$ 15.16

    Machiavelli praised his military genius. European royalty sought out his secret elixir against poison. His life inspired Mozart's first opera, while for centuries poets and playwrights recited bloody, romantic tales of his victories, defeats, intrigues, concubines, and mysterious death. But until now no modern historian has recounted the full story... more...

  • The First Fossil Huntersby Adrienne Mayor

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 21.95 US$ 17.56

    Griffins, Cyclopes, Monsters, and Giants--these fabulous creatures of classical mythology continue to live in the modern imagination through the vivid accounts that have come down to us from the ancient Greeks and Romans. But what if these beings were more than merely fictions? What if monstrous creatures once roamed the earth in the very places where... more...

  • Fossil Legends of the First Americansby Adrienne Mayor

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 35.00 US$ 28.00

    The burnt-red badlands of Montana's Hell Creek are a vast graveyard of the Cretaceous dinosaurs that lived 68 million years ago. Those hills were, much later, also home to the Sioux, the Crows, and the Blackfeet, the first people to encounter the dinosaur fossils exposed by the elements. What did Native Americans make of these stone skeletons, and... more...

  • The Amazonsby Adrienne Mayor

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 17.95 US$ 14.36

    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... more...

  • Nart Sagasby John Colarusso; John Colarusso; Adrienne Mayor

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 22.95 US$ 18.36

    The sagas of the ancient Narts are to the Caucasus what Greek mythology is to Western civilization. This book presents, for the first time in the West, a wide selection of these fascinating myths preserved among four related peoples whose ancient cultures today survive by a thread. In ninety-two straightforward tales populated by extraordinary characters... more...

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