The Last of the Wine

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Vintage Books, 1975 - Fiction - 446 pages
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Alexis, a young Athenian of good family, reaches manhood during the last phases of the Peloponnesian war. He meets Lysis, a youth influenced by Socrates, and their relationship develops.

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Brilliantly written with insight and vivid imagery. - Goodreads
Mary Renault is an excellent writer. - Goodreads
She's a master of ancient Greek storytelling! - Goodreads
The ending got me, and I'll admit to a shedding a tear. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Gitai Ben-ammi - Goodreads

Excellent. Renault had an amazing talent for making you feel as though you lived through the times. Ancient concepts and practices are portrayed in a way that makes them easy to understand, not only ... Read full review

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User Review  - Wigs - Goodreads

2.5 stars, really. Rounding up because I can't give it a half. It's not what I expected or wanted, it's more of a history lesson of sorts, more than anything, with a bit of philosophy. If you're ... Read full review

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About the author (1975)

Renault was born in London, she attended Oxford, then trained for a nurse. After the war she settled in South Africa.

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