!!> Ebook ➩ The Flowers of Adonis ➪ Author Rosemary Sutcliff – Lesmeubles.info
The 5th Century BC The Greek City States Are Engaged In Perpetual War But One Man Towers Above The Chaos His Name Is Alkibiades He Is At Once A Pirate, Statesman And Seducer Whose Adventures Rival Those Of Odysseus Himself.Citizen Of Athens, Friend Of Socrates, Sailor, Warrior And Inveterate Lover, Alkibiades Flees Persecution In His Native City To Join The Spartan Cause However, His Brilliant Naval And Diplomatic Victories On Their Behalf Do Not Save Him From The Consequences Of Impregnating The Spartan Queen, And Once He Takes Up The Outcast S Mantle. I found this difficult at first as I was used to Rosemary Sutcliff as a writer for children.Once I got used to that I thoroughly enjoyed the book as I enjoy Mary Renault Hmph3.5 stars is looking a bit generous for this letdown of a book The protagonist being Alcibiades of Athens, I had come to hope for an engrossing novel given what s known of his life from historical sources A life that was anything but dull, or, gods forbid, peaceful and bland Just read what good old Thucydid A book you could put down frequently Nevertheless, I now have a lot clearer perspective of the Peloponnesian wars. Based on the life of Alcibiades born 450 B.C died 404 B.C Fails the Bechdel test The Bechdel test asks if a work of fiction features at least two women who talk to each other about something other than a man The requirement that the two women must be named is sometimes added.