If you seek a comprehensive understanding of historical warfare this book is a must.
To put the subject of the book plainly, it deals with biological and chemical warfare in the ancient world from myth to history.
The endnotes (there are no linked footnotes) offer little about where to find more information.
A good book in discussing many aspects of warfare often glossed over or assumed with Hollywood hyperbole. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Gehrig J. Ornelas
Excellent read. For those seeking knowledge, this is a fantastic book that will provide all the information that you will need!Published 14 months ago by Orion1
If you enjoy reading and learning about the ancient world, this study of classical warfare is truly one to put on your to-read list. Read morePublished on April 3, 2009 by Mark Reyman
Greek Fire, Poison Arrows and Scorpion Bombs, by Adrienne Mayor, has a promising title. It claims to be about biological and chemical warfare in the ancient world, but this book... Read morePublished on December 3, 2005 by Amazon Customer
Since the terror attacks of 9-11, a lot of attention has gone into the science and threat of weapons of mass destruction. Read morePublished on October 7, 2005 by Newton Ooi
You will enjoy this book even if you don't care for military history. I recommend this for anyone interested in ancient Greece and parallels to modern reality. Read morePublished on August 29, 2005 by Amy K. Pederson
Greek Fire is an extraordinary book. To put the subject of the book plainly, it deals with biological and chemical warfare in the ancient world from myth to history. Read morePublished on April 23, 2004 by David A. Wend
Mayor's book will change your ideas about the history of biological weapons. She shows how the concept of biochemical weapons goes back to ancient Greek mythology and the time of... Read morePublished on March 17, 2004
No where else have I seen such accounts of ancient warfare. Her descriptions are entertaining and the facts interesting. Read morePublished on March 15, 2004