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Greek Fire, Poison Arrows, & Scorpion Bombs

Sprecher: Suzanne Toren
Spieldauer: 8 Std. und 57 Min.
Kategorien: English - History, Ancient
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Flamethrowers, poison gases, incendiary bombs, the large-scale spreading of disease...are these terrifying agents and implements of warfare modern inventions? Not by a long shot.

Weapons of biological and chemical warfare have been in use for thousands of years, and Greek Fire, Poison Arrows & Scorpion Bombs, Adrienne Mayor's fascinating exploration of the origins of biological and unethical warfare, 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.

©2008 Adrienne Mayor (P)2010 Audible, Inc.

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"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)

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not bad but lacking in scientific evidence .

the book starts off by laying the framework of evidence based on mythology to show that biological weapons have a long history. it falters about halfway through and then goes into long stories about mythological stories with hard evidence to tie it together.