The Last of the Wine Author:Mary Renault The glory of ancient Greece is here magnificantly re-created. The author tells the story of Alexias, a young Athenian of good family, who reaches manhood in the last phases of the Peloponnesian War. — The great figures and dramatic events of a desperate and dangerous epoch come to life. Sokrates, Xenophon, Alkibiades, and Plato are vividly port... more »rayed, as in the bloody civil war which divided Greek families and cities.
It was atime in some respects not unlike our own, when men born into a heritage of security and power felt the structure of their lives being undermined by forces which they but dimly understood.« less