The Last of the Wine Author:Mary Renault From the author of "The King Must Die" and "The Bull From the Sea". — The glory of ancient Greece is here magnificently re-created. The author tells the story of Alexias, a young Athenian of good family, who reaches manhood in the last phases of the devestating Peloponnesian War. — The great figures and dramatic events of a desperate and dangerou... more »s epoch come to life. Sokrates, Xenophon, Alkibiades, and Plato are vividly protrayed, as is the bloody civil war which divided Greek families and cities.
It was a time 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