By Walter M. Ellis
In Alcibiades, first released in 1989, some of the most vibrant and arguable figures of fifth-century Athens is gifted in a sympathetic gentle. 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 constructed a mode of management that used to be characterized by means of audacity, ingenuity and skilful international relations. additional, his amazing generalship in the course of the Hellespontine conflict 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 heritage of Athens within the twilight of its strength; Alcibiades succeeds in developing a continuing narrative of his political profession with out duplicating extra traditional money owed, constantly focussing on his involvement during the Peloponnesian warfare and his stricken dating together with his Athenian compatriots.
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Alcibiades (Routledge Revivals) by Walter M. Ellis