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 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 impressive generalship in the course of the Hellespontine battle activates hypothesis on how the Sicilian excursion 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 energy; Alcibiades succeeds in developing a continuing narrative of his political profession with out duplicating extra traditional bills, regularly focussing on his involvement throughout the Peloponnesian warfare and his stricken courting together with his Athenian compatriots.

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