Mayor, Adrienne

Josiah Ober

Adrienne Mayor is a research scholar in the Classics Department and History and Philosophy of Science Program, Stanford University. In 2018-19, she was a Berggruen Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences. She is the author of The Amazons: Lives and Legends of Warrior Women across the Ancient World; The First Fossil Hunters; Fossil Legends of the First Americans; Greek Fire, Poison Arrows, and Scorpion Bombs: Biological and Chemical Weapons in the Ancient World; a biography of Mithradates, The Poison King (National Book Award nonfiction finalist); and Gods and Robots.


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On her book Gods and Robots: Myths, Machines, and Ancient Dreams of Technology
(Our Cover Feature of September 04, 2019)