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Tides of War: A Novel of Alcibiades and the Peloponnesian War Chapter Summary & Analysis - Book VI - Victory at Sea (Chapters XXIX-XXXII) Summary

Steven Pressfield
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Book VI - Victory at Sea (Chapters XXIX-XXXII) Summary

In Chapter XXIX, Polemides resumes the story. Alcibiades, in control of the Athenian fleet, brings victory upon victory to the Athenians. He wins the hearts and loyalty of his men as he has always done. Alcibiades seems to have lost his appetite for debauchery. He has matured and his appetite is now for victory. He leads by example and demands excellence from his men. It works. He gathers a cavalry to counter the Persian cavalry by treating with the Thracians, who are unmatched in horsemanship. Alcibiades proves so successful that the Spartans send an embassy, led by Endius, to treat with him. His victories go a long way to replenishing the Athenian treasury.

Alcibiades concocts a plan, in Chapter XXX, to ally Athens with Sparta and turn against Persia. He believes that in...

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