By Mary Renault
Alexias is a tender aristocrat dwelling in the course of the finish of Athens's Golden Age. Prized for his good looks and athletic prowess, Alexias experiences below Sokrates along with his closest buddy, Lysis. jointly, the younger males come of age in an Athens at the verge of serious upheaval. They attend the Olympics, partake in symposia, struggle at the battlefields of the Peloponnesian warfare, and fall in love.
The first of Mary Renault's celebrated historic novels of historical Greece, The final of the Wine follows Alexias and Lysis into maturity, while Athens is defeated by way of Sparta, the Thirty Tyrants clutch town, and the lives of either males are replaced endlessly. via their friendship, Renault opens a vista onto historical Greek lifestyles, uncovering its vibrancy, tradition, and political strife, and provides an unforgettable tale of affection, honor, loyalty, and the striking bond among men.
This e-book gains an illustrated biography of Mary Renault together with infrequent photographs of the writer.