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Historian and philosopher pens book about Alcibiades’ role in the Peloponnesian War

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According to Meyer, Alcibiades “may be the most interesting person in history as a charismatic and immensely handsome leader that led his nation to doom.”

Having degrees in history and philosophy, author Jack Meyer has studied the ancient Greeks in detail. Having come upon the Peloponnesian War by Thucydides, as well as the personality of Alcibiades in Plato and Plutarch, he was prompted to pen his historical novel “Alcibiades: Fact, Fiction, Farce” (published by Trafford Publishing).

Alcibiades grew up in the household of Pericles and was the favorite student of Socrates. He played a major role in the Peloponnesian War, first as commander, then as traitor, switching sides three times.

Meyer believes that re-telling the story of Alcibiades’ role in the Peloponnesian War provides relevant commentary on the general conditions that have motivated war throughout history.

“The issues of the choice of war and peace remain universally the same,” Meyer writes. “Current American foreign policy suffers from much of the same self-serving misdirection.”

According to Meyer, Alcibiades “may be the most interesting person in history as a charismatic and immensely handsome leader that led his nation to doom.” Readers will find out more about this important historical figure in a novel that lives up to its title with a refreshing blend of fact, fiction and farce.

About the Author
Jack Meyer has had a lifelong interest in the Greeks and history in general. He has a master’s degree in philosophy and is a freelance writer living in Wisconsin. Meyer is also the author of “The Odyssey of the Western Spirit” and “Alcibiades: A Play in Three Acts.”

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