Alcibiades: Forsaken by Gods and Men. Vincenz Brun. London: Putman & Company. 1936. First edition. Map endpapers. Blue cloth gilt letter at the spine. Original dust jacket.
Alcibiades (c. 450 bc-404) was a brilliant but unscrupulous Athenian politician and military commander who provoked the sharp political antagonisms at Athens that were the main causes of Athens’ defeat by Sparta in the Peloponnesian War (431–404 bc).