ADRIENNE MAYOR is a research scholar in the Classics Department and History and Philosophy of Science and Technology Program at Stanford University.
She is the author of The Amazons: Lives and Legends of Warrior Women across the Ancient World (Princeton 2014); The First Fossil Hunters: Dinosaurs, Mammoths and Myths in Greek and Roman Times (Princeton 2000, rev. ed. 2011); Fossil Legends of the First Americans (Princeton 2005); Greek Fire, Poison Arrows & Scorpion Bombs: Biological and Chemical Warfare in the Ancient World (Overlook/Duckworth 2003, rev. ed. 2009); The Poison King: Mithradates, Rome’s Deadliest Enemy (Princeton 2010, National Book Award nonfiction finalist); and numerous scholarly and popular articles.
Her books are translated into 11 languages and her work is featured on NPR, BBC, History Channel, New York Times , USA Today, Smithsonian , and National Geographic. Mayor is a regular contributor at the award-winning history of science website WondersandMarvels.com.