Textbook

Books Price Comparison (Including Amazon) - Guaranteed Lowest Prices on Books


 

Alcibiades and Athens: A Study in Literary Presentation (Oxford Classical Monographs)

 
 
 
 
Alcibiades and Athens: A Study in Literary Presentation (Oxford Classical Monographs)
Author: David Gribble
ISBN 13: 9780198152675
ISBN 10: 198152671
Edition: 1
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 1999-06-10
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 320
List Price: $240.00
 
 

Alcibiades (c. 450-404 BC)—general, statesman, adopted son of Pericles, lover of Socrates, profaner of the Mysteries— was called by some the saviour of Athens and by others its greatest enemy. This book is a study of the explosive mixture of fear and fascination he excited in his contemporaries and in classical texts. It examines the acute tension between the classical city and the individual of superlative power, status, and ambition.