A student of Socrates, a friend of kings, a general and pirate, Alcibiades defies definition. He argued for a more aggressive policy against the Spartans only to later serve as one of their trusted advisers. He left Sparta to live in Persia where he subverted both Spartan and Athenian interests. Join as we explore how this rogue challenged democracy, governments and identity in Classical Athens.
Donald Kagan. The Fall of the Athenian Empire: A New History of the Peloponnesian War. Cornell University Press, 1991.
Walter Ellis. Alcibiades. Routledge, 1989.
Music by Kevin MacLeod (www.incompetech.com)