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Adrienne Mayor speaks on the ancient history of chemical and biological weapons

On April 8, Adrienne Mayor (research scholar, Department of Classics), was invited to speak to the "Biosecurity and Bioterrorism Response" class at Stanford Medical School, cross-listed with Public Policy, on the ancient history of biological and chemical weapons.

Adrienne Mayor is a historian of ancient science and warfare, and a classical folklorist who investigates natural knowledge contained in pre-scientific myths and oral traditions. Mayor's latest book, The Poison King was a finalist for the National Book Award in 2009 and won top honors for Biography, Independent Publishers' Awards 2010.