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Alcibiades (Greece would not stand it…)

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 Alcibiades- l’ enfant terrible of Greece- in season as never before, was a democrat in Athens, an oligarchic in Sparta, a royalist in Persia, an anarchist in Thrace; and after his passing through them… none of these places would be the same any longer! 

 While the rope is tightening deathly around him, Alcibiades confides everything in the beautiful hetaera Timandra, speaking even of the reasons which led him to treason…

The author spent five years (research-writing) with the case of Alcibiades.


The book, among other things, restores the truth-although it is a novel-concerning the case of Ermokopides.

 Along with the narration of Alcibiades’ life, we follow the progress of an archeological excavation which brings to light -26 centuries later – the bones of a man covered with a woman’s jewelry!

Ambition, rivalries, love affairs, hatred passions, betrayals, battles and conspiracies, compose the second historical novel of Babis Plaitakis.

 Irodotos, 2008, 240 p.

Plaitakis Babis

Babis Plaitakis was born in 1949. He studied medicine and art and he has worked for emissions concerning art on TV. He has also worked for the theatre and cinema and organized some cultural events on Art. 

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