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    DescriptionWeapons of biological and chemical warfare have been in use for thousands of years, and Greek Fire, Poison Arrows & Scorpion Bombs, Adrienne Mayor's exploration of the origins of controversial weaponry, 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.Drawing on sources ancient and modern, Mayor describes ancient recipes for arrow poisons, booby traps rigged with plague, petroleum-based combustibles, choking gases, and the deployment of dangerous animals and venomous snakes and insects. She also explores the ambiguous moral implications inherent in this kind of warfare: Are these nefarious forms of weaponry ingenious or cowardly? Admirable or reprehensible?


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    Title
    Greek Fire, Poison Arrows, and Scorpion Bombs
    Subtitle
    Biological and Chemical Warfare in the Ancient World
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Adrienne Mayor
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 319
    Width: 158 mm
    Height: 223 mm
    Thickness: 29 mm
    Weight: 630 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781585673483
    ISBN 10: 158567348X
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    B&T General Subject: 520
    Ingram Subject Code: HM
    Libri: I-HM
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15540
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    B&T Approval Code: A14202000
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A44520000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027010
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027000
    DC22: 358.3093
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 358/.3/09
    LC classification: UG447 .M349 2003
    LC subject heading: , ,
    Edition
    1
    Publisher
    Overlook Press
    Imprint name
    Overlook Press
    Publication date
    01 September 2003