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.