Mithradates of Pontus answers the Proust questionnaire

You’ve seen the Vanity Fair version on the last page of each issue, the one adapted from Proust and given to celebrities to answer.  Now check out Dorothy King’s blog where 2009 National Book Award Finalist and POISON KING author Adrienne Mayor channels her  subject and unlocks the key to the Man, the Mith, the Legend.

The gift of nature that I would like to have is: I am already blessed by Nature, with a magnificent physique and superb athletic prowess!”

Nice timing leading up to the April paperback release but hey, Mithradates?  Would a little bit of modesty kill you?

Then again, this royal coinage shows off some luscious locks so maybe Nature really did spend a little more time crafting the king…