Greek Fire, Poison Arrows, and Scorpion Bombs: Biological & Chemical Warfare in the Ancient World

Greek Fire, Poison Arrows, and Scorpion Bombs: Biological & Chemical Warfare in the Ancient World - Adrienne Mayor 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 and what is speculation and opinion.Anybody interested in mythology, ancient history or military tactics should find this a rewarding read.