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The Poison King

Author : Adrienne Mayor
ISBN : 9780691150260
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A new account of one of Rome's most relentless but least understood foes. Claiming Alexander the Great and Darius of Persia as ancestors, Mithradates inherited a wealthy Black Sea kingdom at age fourteen after his mother poisoned his father. He fled into exile and returned in triumph to become a ruler of superb intelligence and fierce ambition. Hailed as a savior by his followers and feared as a second Hannibal by his enemies, he envisioned a grand Eastern empire to rival Rome. After massacring eighty thousand Roman citizens in 88 BC, he seized Greece and modern-day Turkey. Fighting some of the most spectacular battles in ancient history, he dragged Rome into a long round of wars and threatened to invade Italy itself. His uncanny ability to elude capture and surge back after devastating losses unnerved the Romans, while his mastery of poisons allowed him to foil assassination attempts and eliminate rivals.--From publisher description.

The Church Historians Of England Pt 1 The History Of The Kings Of England And Of His Own Times By William Of Malmesbury

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ISBN : HARVARD:32044048193700
Genre : Great Britain
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The King S Name

Author : Jo Walton
ISBN : 1429982160
Genre : Fiction
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The warrior Sulien ap Gwien and her lord King Urdo have finally united the land of Tir Tanagiri into a kingdom ruled by justice under a single code of law. But where many see a hopeful future for the land, others believe they sense the seeds of a new tyranny. Soon Tir Tanagiri faces the blight of civil war, and Sulien ap Gwien must take up arms against former comrades and loved ones, fighting harder and harder to hold on to Urdo's shining dream. Continuing the epic begun in The King's Peace, this new novel brings the story of Sulien ap Gwien to a rousing and moving conclusion. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

King Lear Romeo And Juliet Hamlet Othello

Author : William Shakespeare
ISBN : PRNC:32101064071507
Genre : Miniature books
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King Of Poisons

Author : John Parascandola
ISBN : 9781597977036
Genre : Medical
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For centuries, arsenic's image as a poison has been inextricably tied to images of foul play. In King of Poisons, John Parascandola examines the surprising history of this deadly element. From Gustave Flaubert to Dorothy Sayers, arsenic has long held a place in the literary realm as an instrument of murder and suicide. It was delightfully used as a source of comedy in the famous play Arsenic and Old Lace. But as Parascandola shows, arsenic has had a number of surprising real-world applications. It was frequently found in such common items as wallpaper, paint, cosmetics, and even candy, and its use in medical treatments was widespread. American ambassador Clare Boothe Luce suffered from exposure to arsenical paint in her study, and Napoleon's death has long been speculated to be the result of accidental or intentional poisoning. But arsenic poisoning is still a public menace. In the neighborhood surrounding American University in Washington, D.C., the army has undertaken a massive cleanup of artillery shells and bottles containing chemical warfare agents such as arsenical lewisite after a number of workmen and residents became ill. Arsenic contamination of the water supply in Bangladesh and in West Bengal, India, is a major public health problem today as well. From murder to crime fiction, from industrial toxin to chemical warfare, arsenic remains a powerful force in modern life.

The Poison Throne

Author : Celine Kiernan
ISBN : 9780316087841
Genre : Fiction
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Debut fantasy author Celine Kiernan spins a gothic tale of intrigue, adventure, and romance about a girl who defies a kingdom. When young Wynter Moorehawke returns to court with her dying father, but she finds her old home shadowed with fear. The king has become a violent despot, terrorizing those he once loved. His son and heir Alberon has fled into exile and now there are whispers everywhere of rebellion. Meanwhile, Alberon's half-brother Razi has been elevated to his throne. He struggles to meet his King's demands while remaining loyal to his beloved brother and to his friend-Wynter. Now, she must choose- her father or her dreams, her friend or her king, her duty... or her love.

The Poison In The Gift

Author : Gloria Goodwin Raheja
ISBN : 0226707296
Genre : Social Science
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The Poison in the Gift is a detailed ethnography of gift-giving in a North Indian village that powerfully demonstrates a new theoretical interpretation of caste. Introducing the concept of ritual centrality, Raheja shows that the position of the dominant landholding caste in the village is grounded in a central-peripheral configuration of castes rather than a hierarchical ordering. She advances a view of caste as semiotically constituted of contextually shifting sets of meanings, rather than one overarching ideological feature. This new understanding undermines the controversial interpretation advanced by Louis Dumont in his 1966 book, Homo Hierarchicus, in which he proposed a disjunction between the ideology of hierarchy based on the "purity" of the Brahman priest and the "temporal power" of the dominant caste or the king.

The Poison Apple And Other Tales Of Magic Mirrors And Wicked Queen

Author : Andrew Lang
ISBN : 9781619400757
Genre : Fiction
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Varla Ventura, fan favorite on Huffington Post’s Weird News, frequent guest on Coast to Coast, and bestselling author of The Book of the Bizarre and Beyond Bizarre, introduces a new Weiser Books Collection of forgotten crypto-classics. Magical Creatures is a hair-raising herd of affordable digital editions, curated with Varla’s affectionate and unerring eye for the fantastic. For fairy tale lovers and fans of TV shows like Grimm and Once Upon a Time and movies like Mirror, Mirror and Snow White and the Huntsman, here is a collection of stories thick with dark woods, poison apples, wicked queens, curses, blessings, huntsmen, true love, crystal coffins, and helpless beauties, largely from Andrew Lang's bestselling Victorian series of color fairy books.

An Historical Essay On The Magna Charta Of King John

Author : Richard Thomson
ISBN : NYPL:33433075883771
Genre : Constitutional history
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Peerless King Of Medicine

Author : Frozen Worlds
ISBN : 9781647367435
Genre : Fiction
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It's been a long time.In this life, slaying a Heaven's Chosen and sleeping beauties ... Sweeping the world.He was once weak and had lost too many things. But now? No one would be able to take away this beautiful scene. Otherwise, a single sword strike would cause the sky to go dark and the earth to go dark. If they got angry, they would have to shout and the sun to go dark.

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