Nemesis tells the story of this extraordinary life and the turbulent world that alcibiades set out to conquer david stuttard recreates ancient athens at the height of its glory as he follows alcibiades from childhood to political power outraged by alcibiades celebrity lifestyle his enemies sought every chance to undermine him. Start by marking nemesis alcibiades and the fall of athens as want to read david stuttard is a british theatre director classical scholar translator lecturer on classical literature and history and author primarily of historical works on the ancient world. Author david stuttards description in his newest book nemesis alcibiades and the fall of athens captures perfectly the allure of the athenian general a chameleonic character who for all his qualities will always be remembered as one of the slipperiest statesmen in history 1. In nemesis alcibiades and the fall of athens harvard university press 2018 david stuttard recounts the dramatic life of this controversial figure a scion of a wealthy family alcibiades was adopted by the statesman pericles after his father died in battle
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