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10 thoughts on “Greek Fire, Poison Arrows, and Scorpion Bombs

  1. says:

    How little things changebefore I read this book I never imagined that there were such weapons in the ancient world The ethical questions still remain but the pace of production is quicker than any meaningful answers.


  2. says:

    This was a reread for me This is an eye opening and often shocking account of the use of biological and chemical weapons by the ancient people of Greece, Italy, India, and the Near East To quote Mayor, Although it is tempting to imagine an ancient era innocent of biochemical weaponry, in fact this Pandora s box of horrors was opened thousands of years ago There are accounts in Greek myths Hercules, Philoctetes of the use of poison, though the ancient Greek heroes were supposedly too noble This was a reread for me This is an eye opening and often shocking account of the use of biological and chemical weapons by the ancient people of Greece, Italy, India, and the Near East To quote Mayor, Although it is tempting to imagine an ancient era innocent of biochemical weaponry, in fact this Pandora s box of horrors was opened thousands of years ago There are accounts in Greek myths Herc...


  3. says:

    Honestly, I m not that interested in biological and chemical warfare Maybe because it scares me to the core due to humanity s immature nature and I m a natural worrier anyway So, usually I avoid books about it However, it s about ancient examples, or at least I thought so.Despite my initial worry, Mayor does an excellent job at paralleling the ancient world and the present She gives examples of how today s army is looking into strategies of the past, no matter how silly e.g the army look Honestly, I m not that interested in biological and chemical warfare Maybe because it scares me to the core due to humanity s immature nature and I m a natural worrier anyway So, usually I avoid books about it However, it s about ancien...


  4. says:

    This was a pretty thorough look at the different types of biological and chemical weapons use in ancient warfare It is broken down into sections, each detailing a different type of tactic She describes how poisons, incendiaries, biological weapons such as plague corpses , and even animals such as hornet s nests were used, and cites examples of battles in which these techniques were employed.I thought this was very enlightening read Many people assume that the use of biological and chemical This was a pretty thorough look at the different types of biological and chemical weapons use in ancient warfare It is broken down into sections, each detailing a different type of tactic She describes how poisons, incendiaries, biological weapons such as plague corpses , and even animals such as hornet s nests were used, and cites examples of battles in which these techniques were employed.I thought this was very enlightening read Many people assume that the use of biological and chemical weapons is an issue that is unique to our current society, but this book shows that this type of warfare is nothing new The ancients knew how to fight dirty, and their battles weren ...


  5. says:

    Adrienne Mayor starts with, intelligently, expanding the normal contemporary definition of chemical and biological weapons to include pretty much anything that causes biological harm, such as poisons, noxious chemicals, and beyond, to the use of animals, heated sand, and other unusual items Her book then combs all the ancient sources for examples of these in the ancient world There s a concentration on Greek and Roman sources, but there are repeated references to Indian and Chinese uses as w Adrienne Mayor starts with, intelligently, expanding the normal contemporary definition of chemical and biological weapons to include pretty much anything that causes biological harm, such as poisons, noxious chemicals, and beyond, to the use of animals, heated sand, and other unusual items Her b...


  6. says:

    It s somewhat saddening to realise that although the earliest mythological stories about the use of biochemical weapons came with the moral too dangerous and inhumane to use , they re still in use today, and causing all the same tragic misery.Despite this chastening theme, this is an engrossing book The author makes her points well and is clear about what is known and what is speculation and opinion.Anybody interested in mythology, ancient history or military tactics should find this a rewardi It s somewhat saddening to realise that although the earliest mythological stories about the use of biochemical weapons came with the moral too dangerous and inhumane to use , they re still in use today, and causing all the same tragic misery.Despite thi...


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  8. says:

    This is a somewhat slapdash treatment of a hugely interesting subject.Points of annoyance the book could have been cut by at least a third by omitting repetitions the long, self congratulatory introduction presents all chapters, then come the chapters themselves, and finally a conclusion repeating all the author s points several characters in the book dabbled...


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    Is biological and Chemical Warfare a modern invention or a thing of the past Yes Is is a thing of the past and a very old idea Poisoned arrows, fouling water supplies, deadly scorpions used inside bombs and spreading disease as a weapon are ancient tactics used in the ancient world Adrienne Mayor sheds light onto the use of weapons of mass destruction thousands of years before one would associate the term to warfare In this book, she points out various civilizations that employed dishono Is biological and Chemical Warfare a modern invention or a thing of the past Yes Is is a thing of the past and a very old idea Poisoned arrows, fouling water supplies, deadly scorpions used inside bombs and spreading disease as a weapon are ancient tactics used in the ancient world Adrienne Mayor sheds light onto the use of weapons of mass destruction thousands of years before one would associate the term to warfare In this book, she points out various civilizations...


  10. says:

    Reading very much like a thesis, this book is well organized, full of factual information, and paints an interesting perspective of biological and chemical warfare that has implications for the present day The author is...