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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The Last of the Wine

User Review  - crawford - Borders

The Last of the Wine provides both an insightful and exciting read, full of rich plot schemes and teeming with vibrant historical accuracy. Mary Renault gives an insightful look into the life of a ... Read full review

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User Review  - Geoffrey - Goodreads

A look back on the ins and outs of living as an Athenian in ancient Greece. The only thing that keeps this from being 5 stars is rather protracted descriptions of military history, which I found to fill the book, rather than enhance the story. Still a great read. Read full review


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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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