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Mithradates the Great

Overview


Mithradates (or Mithridates VI), rebel ruler of a kingdom on the Black Sea (NE Turkey), who sought a "universal antidote" to make himself immune to assassination by poisoning. After enemies murdered his father with arsenic, young Mithradates began experimenting with poisons and antidotes to protect himself and his friends.

The Poison King: The Life and Legend of Mithradates, Rome's Deadliest Enemy - by Adrienne Mayor from Princeton University Press 2009 (information at Amazon)


Poster


Mithradates the Great (pdf 5.6 mgb) Poster with great information


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