Michael Kulikowski: Mithridates
22 April 2010
Show More The Poison King: The Life and Legend of Mithridates, Rome’s Deadliest Enemy by Adrienne Mayor.
Princeton, 448 pp., £20.95, November 2009, 978 0 691 12683 8Show More
“... can, in the hands of Henry Treece, say, and occasionally even those of a journeyman writer like Bernard Cornwell, achieve insight into character, motive, gesture and scene, without the restraints that the non-fiction framework imposes. There is a commercial logic to offering work of this kind in a high-profile scholarly package, rather than leaving it ...”