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Adrienne Mayor: "The Amazons" | Talks at Google
Adrienne Mayor: "The Amazons" | Talks at Google
Published: 2014/12/10
Channel: Talks at Google
Adrienne Mayor, Stanford University, USA
Adrienne Mayor, Stanford University, USA
Published: 2017/10/11
Channel: Nelles - Al - Badri
The Amazons by Adrienne Mayor
The Amazons by Adrienne Mayor
Published: 2014/08/25
Channel: Princeton University Press
Adrienne Mayor: 2014 National Book Festival
Adrienne Mayor: 2014 National Book Festival
Published: 2014/10/16
Channel: LibraryOfCongress
[La minute de l
[La minute de l'éditeur] Les Amazones - Adrienne Mayor
Published: 2017/08/17
Channel: Editions La Découverte
Amazons: Warrior Women in Myth, Art, and History
Amazons: Warrior Women in Myth, Art, and History
Published: 2014/11/26
Channel: Penn Museum
Warrior Women of the ancient world: 5 myths busted.
Warrior Women of the ancient world: 5 myths busted.
Published: 2017/07/02
Channel: RedChilli Online
Adrienne Mayor
Adrienne Mayor
Published: 2016/08/31
Channel: WikiWikiup
Radiolab - Big Little Questions [Arthur Benjamin, Rosa Caballero-Li, Paula Fairfield,Adrienne Mayor]
Radiolab - Big Little Questions [Arthur Benjamin, Rosa Caballero-Li, Paula Fairfield,Adrienne Mayor]
Published: 2017/12/21
Channel: Radiolab Podcast
Saludo de Adrienne Mayor a los lectores de Desperta Ferro
Saludo de Adrienne Mayor a los lectores de Desperta Ferro
Published: 2017/05/09
Channel: Desperta Ferro Ediciones
"The Soul of the Marionette" with John Gray
"The Soul of the Marionette" with John Gray
Published: 2017/07/15
Channel: tradarchive
Legend of the Amazons
Legend of the Amazons
Published: 2017/05/31
Channel: Jimmy Arnold
Book TV 2014 National Book Festival: Adrienne Mayor, "The Amazons"
Book TV 2014 National Book Festival: Adrienne Mayor, "The Amazons"
Published: 2014/09/10
Channel: BookTV
The Griffin and the Dinosaur How Adrienne Mayor Discovered a Fascinating Link Between Myth and Scien
The Griffin and the Dinosaur How Adrienne Mayor Discovered a Fascinating Link Between Myth and Scien
Published: 2016/12/20
Channel: luke
Book TV: Adrienne Mayor, 2009 National Book Awards
Book TV: Adrienne Mayor, 2009 National Book Awards
Published: 2009/11/30
Channel: BookTV
Griffin and the Dinosaur: How Adrienne Mayor Discovered a Fascinating Link Between Myth Audiobook
Griffin and the Dinosaur: How Adrienne Mayor Discovered a Fascinating Link Between Myth Audiobook
Published: 2017/12/19
Channel: Leonel Grossman
Μαγεία & Π.Διαθήκη-Άδωνης-Καλόπουλος 1/5
Μαγεία & Π.Διαθήκη-Άδωνης-Καλόπουλος 1/5
Published: 2008/12/17
Channel: Odyssiakos
POL REVUE Volume Review " The Poison King " By Adrienne Mayor In Corpus Christi
POL REVUE Volume Review " The Poison King " By Adrienne Mayor In Corpus Christi
Published: 2011/05/12
Channel: PhilosophyofLiving
hic sunt dracones | misdragonesexisten
hic sunt dracones | misdragonesexisten
Published: 2017/01/25
Channel: misdragonesexisten
As Amazonas: Vidas e Lendas das Mulheres Guerreiras no Mundo Antigo - por Adrienne Mayor
As Amazonas: Vidas e Lendas das Mulheres Guerreiras no Mundo Antigo - por Adrienne Mayor
Published: 2017/01/19
Channel: Fêmea Humana
Griffins & other "Mythical" Creatures Origins- Fossils & the Megafauna Memories
Griffins & other "Mythical" Creatures Origins- Fossils & the Megafauna Memories
Published: 2017/11/17
Channel: SGD
Lookout, Cheaters! The New iPhone X Could Crush Your Game
Lookout, Cheaters! The New iPhone X Could Crush Your Game
Published: 2017/10/13
Channel: The Real Daytime
Greek Fire, Poison Arrows, & Scorpion Bombs Audiobook by Adrienne Mayor
Greek Fire, Poison Arrows, & Scorpion Bombs Audiobook by Adrienne Mayor
Published: 2017/05/14
Channel: Joesph Odom
Μαγεία & Π.Διαθήκη-Άδωνης-Καλόπουλος 3/5
Μαγεία & Π.Διαθήκη-Άδωνης-Καλόπουλος 3/5
Published: 2008/12/17
Channel: Odyssiakos
The Griffin and the Dinosaur How Adrienne Mayor Discovered a Fascinating Link Between Myth and Scien
The Griffin and the Dinosaur How Adrienne Mayor Discovered a Fascinating Link Between Myth and Scien
Published: 2017/01/09
Channel: aizilla
Μαγεία & Π.Διαθήκη-Άδωνης-Καλόπουλος 2/5
Μαγεία & Π.Διαθήκη-Άδωνης-Καλόπουλος 2/5
Published: 2008/12/17
Channel: Odyssiakos
Radiolab - Big Little Questions [Arthur Benjamin, Rosa Caballero-Li, Paula Fairfield,Adrienne Mayor]
Radiolab - Big Little Questions [Arthur Benjamin, Rosa Caballero-Li, Paula Fairfield,Adrienne Mayor]
Published: 2017/12/29
Channel: Radiolab Podcast
Weekend Reads July 16 | Scifi/Horror + Non-fiction
Weekend Reads July 16 | Scifi/Horror + Non-fiction
Published: 2017/07/16
Channel: A Scientist Reads
PAL || Février 2018
PAL || Février 2018
Published: 2018/02/01
Channel: Redbluemoon
THE CHRISTMAS BOOK HAUL
THE CHRISTMAS BOOK HAUL
Published: 2017/01/08
Channel: Jean Bookishthoughts
Roeland Park Mayor Adrienne Foster, Part 2
Roeland Park Mayor Adrienne Foster, Part 2
Published: 2011/03/21
Channel: JOCOYoungRepublicans
Nikuyah Walker, Charlottesville
Nikuyah Walker, Charlottesville's first black female mayor, on where the city is headed
Published: 2018/01/15
Channel: The View
01-23-2012 Adrienne Foster Mayor of Roeland Park Kansas
01-23-2012 Adrienne Foster Mayor of Roeland Park Kansas
Published: 2012/01/26
Channel: Bill Nichols
Major Lazer – Light it Up (feat. Nyla & Fuse ODG) [Music Video Remix] by Method Studios
Major Lazer – Light it Up (feat. Nyla & Fuse ODG) [Music Video Remix] by Method Studios
Published: 2016/06/16
Channel: Major Lazer
True concern for many male eagle hunters women...or weather?
True concern for many male eagle hunters women...or weather?
Published: 2017/05/18
Channel: Ulchi Shamanism
The Eagle Huntress:  France 24 News on divisive issues with the film
The Eagle Huntress: France 24 News on divisive issues with the film
Published: 2017/05/16
Channel: Ulchi Shamanism
Pontus/Seleucids vs Macedon/Egypt (Online Battle #33)
Pontus/Seleucids vs Macedon/Egypt (Online Battle #33)
Published: 2014/01/18
Channel: Invicta
FAQ des deux ans (et demi) de CPS
FAQ des deux ans (et demi) de CPS
Published: 2018/01/17
Channel: C'est Pas Sourcé
How does Wonder Woman relate to ancient History?
How does Wonder Woman relate to ancient History?
Published: 2017/07/07
Channel: Adventures In Historyland
Dragons explained scientifically (by a child and his childish dad)
Dragons explained scientifically (by a child and his childish dad)
Published: 2014/06/27
Channel: Lee Coulter
Science Book Review: The First Fossil Hunters: Dinosaurs, Mammoths, and Myth in Greek and Roman T...
Science Book Review: The First Fossil Hunters: Dinosaurs, Mammoths, and Myth in Greek and Roman T...
Published: 2012/08/13
Channel: ScienceBookMix
Creature with Glowing Eyes Caught on Tape
Creature with Glowing Eyes Caught on Tape
Published: 2014/10/16
Channel: 4QED
Where the hell do TROUSERS come from?
Where the hell do TROUSERS come from?
Published: 2017/04/06
Channel: Why Complex
Con la presentación de Adrienne Haan continúa la Temporada de Conciertos de la U. Mayor
Con la presentación de Adrienne Haan continúa la Temporada de Conciertos de la U. Mayor
Published: 2017/04/05
Channel: LAS CONDES TV
Selección Desperta Ferro 2017 - Amazonas
Selección Desperta Ferro 2017 - Amazonas
Published: 2017/12/19
Channel: Desperta Ferro Ediciones
Paso 10: Responsabilidad diaria - Adrienne en su adicción y rehabilitación a la cocaína
Paso 10: Responsabilidad diaria - Adrienne en su adicción y rehabilitación a la cocaína
Published: 2016/09/21
Channel: Canal Mormón
WNBA- The "GOODIE" Files with Adrienne Goodson: Mayor Cory Booker
WNBA- The "GOODIE" Files with Adrienne Goodson: Mayor Cory Booker
Published: 2011/06/14
Channel: WSENetwork
Steve Harvey tells Flint resident to ‘enjoy their brown water;’ mayor DEMANDS an apology!
Steve Harvey tells Flint resident to ‘enjoy their brown water;’ mayor DEMANDS an apology!
Published: 2017/06/17
Channel: lovelyti2002
Let
Let's Play Rome Total War (German | HD): Pontus #2 - Siegeskaffe in Tarsus & Antiochia
Published: 2013/08/03
Channel: Tante Günna
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Let's Play Rome Total War (German | HD): Pontus #13 - Phalanx geht auch rückwärts?
Published: 2013/08/25
Channel: Tante Günna
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Adrienne Mayor
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Adrienne Mayor in 2014
Born 1946
Benton, IL
Nationality American
Occupation Historian
Employer Stanford University
Website www.stanford.edu/dept/HPST/Mayor.html

Adrienne Mayor (born 1946) is a historian of ancient science and a classical folklorist.

Mayor specializes in ancient history and the study of "folk science": how pre-scientific cultures interpreted data about the natural world, and how these interpretations form the basis of many ancient myths, folklore and popular beliefs. Her work in pre-scientific fossil discoveries and traditional interpretations of paleontological remains has opened up a new field within the emerging discipline of geomythology and classical folklore. Mayor's book on the origins of biological and chemical warfare revealed the ancient roots of poison weaponry and tactics.

Life[edit]

She was a copy editor, and printmaker 1980–1996.[1]

Since 2006, Mayor has been a research scholar in the Classics Department and the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology Program at Stanford University.[2]

Mayor has published books and articles on Amazons, unconventional warfare, toxic honey, tattoos in antiquity, smallpox blankets in history and legend, assassination by poisoned garments in Mughal India, fossil-related placenames, and other topics in scholarly journals and popular magazines, including the Journal of American Folklore, Archaeology, "Natural History," MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History, and Foreign Affairs.

Her books have been translated into 10 languages and have been featured in documentaries on the History and Discovery TV Channels. She has lectured at the American Museum of Natural History, Boston Museum of Fine Art, Smithsonian, Art Institute of Chicago, Getty Museum, among other venues, and has been interviewed on NPR, BBC, and Coast to Coast AM. Her biography of Mithradates VI Eupator, The Poison King, was a nonfiction finalist for the National Book Award 2009.[3]

Mayor is a regular contributor to the history of science website Wonders and Marvels.[4]

From 2009 to 2015, Mayor maintained a Facebook profile under the name Mithradates Eupator, which became an active network for more than 2,500 people, including international scholars, classicists, archaeologists, linguists, ancient historians, authors, novelists, museum curators, and others who engaged in valuable research and educational conversation. This unique crowd-sourcing site was eliminated by Facebook on May 26, 2015. Mayor replaced it with a new Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/Mithradates/

Bibliography[edit]

The First Fossil Hunters (2000, reissued with new Introduction 2011)[edit]

Mayor's first book investigated discoveries and interpretations of dinosaur and other large vertebrate fossils in classical antiquity, and presented her, now widely accepted[citation needed], theory that ancient observations of the fossilized remains of dinosaurs and other extinct species influenced belief in some mythic creatures, such as the griffin and the Monster of Troy.[5] This book is the basis for the popular History Channel show "Ancient Monster Hunters" and the BBC show Dinosaurs, Myths and Monsters. A National Geographic children's book by Marc Aronson, The Griffin and the Dinosaur (2014) describes Mayor's hypothesis that ancient observations of Protoceratops dinosaur fossils influenced ancient images and tales of Griffins.

Greek Fire, Poison Arrows & Scorpion Bombs (2003, revised edition with new Introduction 2009)[edit]

Mayor's second book uncovers the earliest examples of biochemical weapons in the ancient world, to demonstrate that the concept and practice of biochemical warfare occurred much earlier than was previously thought. She presents ancient Greek, Roman, Chinese, African, and Indian historical accounts of the practice of biochemical warfare, using animal, bacterial, poison, and chemical weaponry, including the titular Greek fire. This book has become a favorite of ancient war gamers and was featured in the History Channel show "Ancient Greek WMDs."

Fossil Legends of the First Americans (2005)[edit]

Mayor's third book gathers Native American accounts of discoveries of dinosaur and other fossils and oral traditions about their meaning, from pre-Columbian times to the present. It has been featured in History Channel MonsterQuest videos.

The Poison King: The Life and Legend of Mithradates, Rome's Deadliest Enemy (2009)[edit]

Mayor's fourth book details the story of the life of Mithradates, leader of the ancient Black Sea kingdom of Pontus, who, in the 1st century B.C., did everything he could to overthrow the Roman Empire.

The Amazons: Lives and Legends of Warrior Women across the Ancient World (2014)[edit]

Mayor's fifth book surveys ancient myths, legends, folklore, art, and archaeology related to warlike women known to the classical Greeks as Amazons. This is the first comprehensive account of warrior women in myth and history from the Mediterranean world to China.

Books[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Felicia R. Lee (June 12, 2004). "Digging in Folklore, Unearthing Science". New York Times. 
  2. ^ "Adrienne Mayor". Stanford University. 
  3. ^ http://www.nationalbook.org/nba2009_nf_mayor.html
  4. ^ "Monthly Contributors – Adrienne Mayor". Wonders & Marvels. 
  5. ^ e.g., Brett-Surman et al. The Complete Dinosaur (2012); Lieberman and Kaesler Prehistoric Life: Evolution and the Fossil Record (2010)
  6. ^ Tim Tokaryk (Nov–Dec 2000). "Explaining Giant Bones". American Scientist. Archived from the original on March 13, 2007. The First Fossil Hunters brings together mythology, art, geology and paleontology in a convincing manner. Because of its vast scope and the author's cross-disciplinary approach, the book may encounter resistance from some readers, but archaeologists and paleontologists with open minds will find their vision of the past broadened. 

External links[edit]

External video
Book Discussion on The Amazons, C-SPAN, August 30, 2014

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