Share
VIDEOS 1 TO 50
Adrienne Mayor: "The Amazons" | Talks at Google
Adrienne Mayor: "The Amazons" | Talks at Google
Published: 2014/12/10
Channel: Talks at Google
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
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
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
Adrienne Mayor
Adrienne Mayor
Published: 2016/08/31
Channel: WikiWikiup
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
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
[La minute de l
[La minute de l'éditeur] Les Amazones - Adrienne Mayor
Published: 2017/08/17
Channel: Editions La Découverte
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
hic sunt dracones | misdragonesexisten
hic sunt dracones | misdragonesexisten
Published: 2017/01/25
Channel: misdragonesexisten
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
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 5/5
Μαγεία & Π.Διαθήκη-Άδωνης-Καλόπουλος 5/5
Published: 2008/12/18
Channel: Odyssiakos
Amazons: Warrior Women in Myth, Art, and History
Amazons: Warrior Women in Myth, Art, and History
Published: 2014/11/26
Channel: Penn Museum
The Griffin and the Dinosaur Audiobook | Marc Aronson, Adrienne Mayor
The Griffin and the Dinosaur Audiobook | Marc Aronson, Adrienne Mayor
Published: 2017/01/20
Channel: Leandro Bynum
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
Μαγεία & Π.Διαθήκη-Άδωνης-Καλόπουλος 2/5
Μαγεία & Π.Διαθήκη-Άδωνης-Καλόπουλος 2/5
Published: 2008/12/17
Channel: Odyssiakos
Μαγεία & Π.Διαθήκη-Άδωνης-Καλόπουλος 1/5
Μαγεία & Π.Διαθήκη-Άδωνης-Καλόπουλος 1/5
Published: 2008/12/17
Channel: Odyssiakos
Roeland Park Mayor Adrienne Foster, Part 2
Roeland Park Mayor Adrienne Foster, Part 2
Published: 2011/03/21
Channel: JOCOYoungRepublicans
Where the hell do TROUSERS come from?
Where the hell do TROUSERS come from?
Published: 2017/04/06
Channel: Why Complex
"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
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: majorlazer
Μαγεία & Π.Διαθήκη-Άδωνης-Καλόπουλος 3/5
Μαγεία & Π.Διαθήκη-Άδωνης-Καλόπουλος 3/5
Published: 2008/12/17
Channel: Odyssiakos
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
Harvey illustrates how critical Gulf Coast infrastructure is, says former mayor
Harvey illustrates how critical Gulf Coast infrastructure is, says former mayor
Published: 2017/09/01
Channel: Fox Business
Weekend Reads July 16 | Scifi/Horror + Non-fiction
Weekend Reads July 16 | Scifi/Horror + Non-fiction
Published: 2017/07/16
Channel: A Scientist Reads
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
Nikkita Oliver And Gyasi Ross Discuss Her Campaign To Become The Mayor Of Seattle
Nikkita Oliver And Gyasi Ross Discuss Her Campaign To Become The Mayor Of Seattle
Published: 2017/04/21
Channel: Breakfast Club Power 105.1 FM
Let
Let's Play Rome Total War (German | HD): Pontus #2 - Siegeskaffe in Tarsus & Antiochia
Published: 2013/08/03
Channel: Tante Günna
Audiobook: Amazons: Lives and Legends of Warrior Women across the Ancient World
Audiobook: Amazons: Lives and Legends of Warrior Women across the Ancient World
Published: 2016/12/22
Channel: Vito Abney
Let
Let's Play Rome Total War (German | HD): Pontus #32 - Finale
Published: 2013/09/30
Channel: Tante Günna
Greek Fire, Poison Arrows, and Scorpion Bombs Biological & Chemical Warfare in the Ancient World
Greek Fire, Poison Arrows, and Scorpion Bombs Biological & Chemical Warfare in the Ancient World
Published: 2017/04/04
Channel: andre jendra
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
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 #1 - Aufbau, Tutorial & Rebellen
Published: 2013/08/01
Channel: Tante Günna
Adrienne Parker - Neligh
Adrienne Parker - Neligh 'Mayor For A Day'
Published: 2014/06/30
Channel: Local County News
How does Wonder Woman relate to ancient History?
How does Wonder Woman relate to ancient History?
Published: 2017/07/07
Channel: Adventures In Historyland
What is Archaeology?
What is Archaeology?
Published: 2016/11/10
Channel: Illumination Archaeology
Let
Let's Play Rome Total War (German | HD): Pontus #24 - Verarscht, es kommen noch 8 Parts ^^
Published: 2013/09/14
Channel: Tante Günna
Let
Let's Play Rome Total War (German | HD): Pontus #3 - 1159 zu 43 *g*
Published: 2013/08/05
Channel: Tante Günna
Μαγεία & Π.Διαθήκη-Άδωνης-Καλόπουλος 4/5
Μαγεία & Π.Διαθήκη-Άδωνης-Καλόπουλος 4/5
Published: 2008/12/18
Channel: Odyssiakos
Let
Let's Play Rome Total War (German | HD): Pontus #16 - Doofe Streitwagen... *kopfschüttel*
Published: 2013/08/31
Channel: Tante Günna
Let
Let's Play Rome Total War (German | HD): Pontus #12 - Moonwalk auf der Brücke
Published: 2013/08/23
Channel: Tante Günna
THE CHRISTMAS BOOK HAUL
THE CHRISTMAS BOOK HAUL
Published: 2017/01/08
Channel: Jean Bookishthoughts
Let
Let's Play Rome Total War (German | HD): Pontus #13 - Phalanx geht auch rückwärts?
Published: 2013/08/25
Channel: Tante Günna
Let
Let's Play Rome Total War (German | HD): Pontus #5 - Und noch mehr Infanterie
Published: 2013/08/09
Channel: Tante Günna
Let
Let's Play Rome Total War (German | HD): Pontus #9 - Hagen, warst du das?
Published: 2013/08/17
Channel: Tante Günna
NEXT
GO TO RESULTS [51 .. 100]

WIKIPEDIA ARTICLE

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Adrienne Mayor
Adrienne Mayor.jpg
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, 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.

Other highlights include:

  • Greek and Roman discoveries of the huge fossils of mammoth, mastodon, woolly rhinoceros, and other extinct megafauna remains were interpreted and displayed as relics of mythic giants, larger-than-life heroes, and monsters in classical times.
  • In Central Asia, exquisitely preserved Protoceratops dinosaur skeletons, discovered by ancient Scythian nomads searching for gold, influenced the ancient image and folklore about the fabulous gold-guarding griffin.

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."

Other highlights include:

  • The ancient Greek myth of Hercules dipping his arrows in the poisonous venom of the Lernaean Hydra reveals the deep antiquity of the concept of weaponizing toxic natural forces.
  • Unintended consequences and ethical dilemmas have surrounded the use of biochemical weapons since antiquity

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. Highlights include:

  • Inca and Aztec ideas about mammoth, giant sloth, and other large fossils
  • Traditions from numerous Native American cultures, including Iroquois, Lenape, Sioux, Blackfeet, Pawnee, Navajo, Apache, Zuni, Crow, Cheyenne, and many others, about a wide range of fossils, from stone shells and petrified wood to the skeletons of giant bears, mammoths, dinosaurs, and marine and flying reptiles.

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. Highlights include:

  • The historic massacre of 80,000 Roman and Italian residents of Anatolia and [the] Aegean islands in 88 BC
  • Mithradates' experiments in potions and poisons and his universal antidote

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

Disclaimer

None of the audio/visual content is hosted on this site. All media is embedded from other sites such as GoogleVideo, Wikipedia, YouTube etc. Therefore, this site has no control over the copyright issues of the streaming media.

All issues concerning copyright violations should be aimed at the sites hosting the material. This site does not host any of the streaming media and the owner has not uploaded any of the material to the video hosting servers. Anyone can find the same content on Google Video or YouTube by themselves.

The owner of this site cannot know which documentaries are in public domain, which has been uploaded to e.g. YouTube by the owner and which has been uploaded without permission. The copyright owner must contact the source if he wants his material off the Internet completely.

Powered by YouTube
Wikipedia content is licensed under the GFDL and (CC) license