Alcibiades and Athens: A Study in Literary Presentation by David Gribble

By David Gribble

Alcibiades (c. 450-404 BC)--general, statesman, followed son of Pericles, lover of Socrates, profaner of the Mysteries-- used to be referred to as through a few the saviour of Athens and via others its maximum enemy. This booklet is a examine of the explosive mix of worry and fascination he excited in his contemporaries and in classical texts. It examines the extreme pressure among the classical urban and the person of superlative energy, prestige, and ambition.

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