Adrienne Mayor has been a research scholar in the Classics Department and History and Philosophy of Science Program at Stanford University since 2006. Her book, Gods and Robots: Myths, Machines, and Ancient Dreams of Technology, explores the timeless quest for artificial life, to show how automatons, self-moving devices, human enhancements, and Artificial Intelligence were imagined in antiquity. Other books include Flying Snakes and Griffin Claws; Greek Fire, Poison Arrows & Scorpion Bombs: Unconventional Warfare in the Ancient World; 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; and The Poison King: Mithradates, Rome’s Deadliest Enemy (National Book Award finalist).