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By Walter M. Ellis

In Alcibiades, first released in 1989, the most vibrant and debatable figures of fifth-century Athens is gifted in a sympathetic mild. the writer units out to illustrate how, in his manipulation of the Spartan representatives in 420 BC, in his profitable formation of an Athenian-Argive alliance, and in his plan for the conquest of Syracuse, Alcibiades built a mode of management that was once characterized by means of audacity, ingenuity and skilful international relations. additional, his notable generalship throughout the Hellespontine battle activates hypothesis on how the Sicilian day trip may have ended had he additionally been in command.

In many respects the tale of Alcibiades is the historical past of Athens within the twilight of its energy; Alcibiades succeeds in developing a continual narrative of his political occupation with out duplicating extra traditional money owed, regularly focussing on his involvement throughout the Peloponnesian warfare and his courting together with his Athenian compatriots.

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