❮Reading❯ ➳ Flowers of Adonis ➬ Author Rosemary Sutcliff – Peakpopa.info

Flowers of Adonis The Th 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 HimselfCitizen 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



10 thoughts on “Flowers of Adonis

  1. says:

    The greatest hero, the worst traitor Alkibiades is an enigma He casts a glamour that comes clean down the centuries, a dazzle of personal magnetism that makes it hard to see the man behind it.Set in the death struggle between Athens and Sparta Alkibiade


  2. says:

    Hmph 3.5 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,


  3. says:

    just discovered Sutcliff wrote an Alcibiades book and I m feeling great about life


  4. says:

    They don t write books like this any I m not even sure they wrote books like this then Recommended if you can deal with the style Sutcliff is Sutcliff, whether she s tackling Roman Britain or golden age Greece Although there were a few places where I winced any sexy


  5. says:

    One of her few books for adults I read a number of her children s books when I was young and I do wish she d written Based on thorough research, she applies such wonderful imagination that you feel you are immersed in and understand the period, the cultures, the people, p


  6. says:

    I read this when in my teens I remember thinking what a great story it tells The switching I found easy to keep up with so may be an individuals problem rather than a real issue.Severely recommend this book


  7. says:

    A book you could put down frequently Nevertheless, I now have a lot clearer perspective of the Peloponnesian wars.


  8. says:

    Loved the book Again.


  9. says:

    The story of Alcibiades There areb t many of those I absolutely adored this book when I read it many years ago.


  10. says:

    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


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