Tides of War: A Novel of Alcibiades and the Peloponnesian War - Study Guide Book III - The First Modern War (Chapters XIV-XVII) Summary & Analysis

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In Chapter XIV, Polemides continues with an account of how he and his brother took to farming. He finds farming to be much harder than soldiering, though Eunice finds it to be more to her liking than being a camp wife. Rumors begin of a fleet being built to invade Sicily and Euryptolemus sends a message to Polemides saying that Alcibiades will command and Polemides and Lion can name their own position in the fleet. Alcibiades himself appears to pitch his cause to the men of Polemides' clan, though he does not hold any authority to do so officially.

The proposed Sicilian campaign is not universally popular. Indeed, Nicias, one of the appointed generals, opposes it. Alcibiades points out the wealth of Sicily and the benefits to taking it to fund...

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