Tides of War: A Novel of Alcibiades and the Peloponnesian War - Study Guide Book IX - Tides of War (Chapters XLIII-XLVI) Summary & Analysis

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Jason tells, in Chapter XLIII, how Alcibiades' flight was met with relief in Athens, such had the unease of the population grown at his conduct. To avoid such a concentration of power, ten generals were appointed to command the Athenian fleet. For a time, this seemed to work, so broad was the level of command that political rivalries dispersed. Polemides is, however, left in limbo. Without Alcibiades' protection, he remains under sentence of death and cannot return home.

Polemides resumes his story with an account of his return to his father's farm, at great personal risk to himself. Nonetheless he wanted to see his wife and child. Upon arrival, he is assaulted by his brothers-in-law. They tell him that Aurore is dead, poisoned before she even gave birth to their child. Her brothers...

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