Author Archives: Adrienne Mayor

Dr. Adrienne Mayor, a research scholar in classics and the history of science at Stanford University since 2006, has always collected curiosities. Her books include Gods and Robots: Myths, Machines, and Ancient Dreams of Technology; The Amazons: Lives and Legends of Warrior Women across the Ancient World; The First Fossil Hunters: Dinosaurs, Mammoths and Myths in Greek and Roman Times; Fossil Legends of the First Americans; Greek Fire, Poison Arrows & Scorpion Bombs: Biological and Chemical Warfare in the Ancient World; and The Poison King: Mithridates, Rome’s Deadliest Enemy (National Book Award nonfiction finalist). (Author photos by Josiah Ober.)

Beauty Secrets of the Ancient Amazons

“Articles of clothing designed for cold weather, along with quivers full of arrows and horse gear, have been found in the graves of women warriors of Scythia, who lived across south Russia and Siberia 2,500 years ago. The women’s skeletons reveal the effects of a harsh lifestyle of riding and warfare. How did saddle-sore Amazons, […]

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Living With Ferrets

“Denise came to live with us when we moved from Athens, Greece, to Montana in the summer of 1980. Born in the stable of the renowned classical guitarist Christopher Parkening, Denise turned up for sale ($20) at Farmer’s Market in Bozeman. We’d never seen a little ferret kit before, and were enchanted by the tiny […]

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The Modern Ferret Lifestyle

“Denise came to live with us when we moved from Athens, Greece, to Montana in the summer of 1980. Born in the stable of the renowned classical guitarist Christopher Parkening, Denise turned up for sale ($20) at Farmer’s Market in Bozeman. We’d never seen a little ferret kit before, and were enchanted by the tiny […]

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