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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It didn't end the way I wanted, but I totally loved it. Only teared up a few times. Read full review

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I have the deepest passion for all things Greek, so I was naturally drawn to this author's works (this being the first of her Ancient Greek novels). Renault knows her history, and she does a wonderful ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
14
Section 3
42
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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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