Locusta the Poisoner: Rome’s Deadliest Assassin

Ancient Rome was full of rich, ambitious social climbers in a cutthroat political environment—people who had enemies to get rid of, and deep pockets to pay for the service. Poison assassins were in high demand—and one of the most notorious was a woman named Locusta the Poisoner. Learn her story–and get a crash course in ancient-world poisoning.

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