Tides of War: A Novel of Alcibiades and the Peloponnesian War Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

Steven Pressfield
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Book I - Against Polemides (Chapters I-V)

* The Peloponnesian War lasted for 27 years.

* The story follows the great soldier Polemides.

* Polemides killed the Athenian general Alcibiades.

* Jason is Polemides' counsel.

* The unnamed narrator visits Jason, his grandfather.

* Jason tells the boy stories about his life.

* Jason talks about his mentor Socrates.

* Jason was asked to represent Polemides.

* The story of Polemides is told.

* Polemides was friends with the mercenary Telamon.

* Polemides and Alcibiades had been friends.

* Polemides was hired to kill Alcibiades.

* Polemides takes over as narrator and tells his story.

Book II - The Long Walls (Chapters VI-IX)

* Jason picks up the narrative.

* Athens was at the height of power and influence.

* Athens enters the Golden Age.

* Pericles turned the city into an impenetrable fortress.

* War breaks out.

* Polemides is injured.

* The plague hits Athens.

* Polemides admonishes his cousin and Alcibiades.

* Polemides' sister and father die.

* People...

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