Nemesis tells the story of this extraordinary life and the turbulent world that alcibiades set out to conquer david stuttard recreates ancient athens at the height of its glory as he follows alcibiades from childhood to political power. Alcibiades the famously handsome athenian ward of pericles friend and pupil of socrates and charismatic general infamous for serial disloyalty was one of the most remarkable figures of the golden age of athens in nemesis alcibiades and the fall of athens david stuttard gives us a riveting . Author david stuttards description in his newest book nemesis alcibiades and the fall of athens captures perfectly the allure of the athenian general a chameleonic character who for all his qualities will always be remembered as one of the slipperiest statesmen in history 1. David stuttard recreates ancient athens at the height of its glory as he follows alcibiades from childhood to political power outraged by alcibiades celebrity lifestyle his enemies sought every chance to undermine him
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