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Walter M. Ellis's Alcibiades (Routledge Revivals) PDF

By Walter M. Ellis

ISBN-10: 0415746396

ISBN-13: 9780415746397

ISBN-10: 0415749344

ISBN-13: 9780415749343

In Alcibiades, first released in 1989, probably 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 through audacity, ingenuity and skilful international relations. additional, his notable generalship through the Hellespontine warfare activates hypothesis on how the Sicilian day trip may need 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 strength; Alcibiades succeeds in developing a continual narrative of his political occupation with no duplicating extra traditional debts, continually focussing on his involvement during the Peloponnesian conflict and his courting together with his Athenian compatriots.

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