Altea, daughter of Perseus and one of Plato’s most brilliant disciples, doesn’t know that her life and the life of her baby are in danger or that the enemy is inside her home. Her friend and teacher Plato risks his life to try to bring his great project to life: joining politics and philosophy so that reason, justice, and wisdom will govern instead of corruption, ignorance, and the empty rhetoric of demagogues. The backdrop is the rise of a new power and a general with an aura of invincibility that call into question the survival of Sparta and Athens itself. Tension, intrigue, betrayal, and a love that defies its era come together in a novel that impeccably recreates classical Greece and the thinking of the greatest philosopher of Antiquity.
The author of The Murder of Socrates returns with an extraordinary novel about Plato, the most influential philosopher in the history of the West.
A fantastic story that reflects on men’s avatars and their struggles for power and survival.
Marcos Chicot again shows his mastery as an author in this immense fresco of fiction and history that completes his great trilogy on Greek philosophy that began with The Murderof Pythagoras and The Murder of Socrates.