Tides of War: A Novel of Alcibiades and the Peloponnesian War - Book IX - Tides of War (Chapters L-LIII) Summary & Analysis

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Book IX - Tides of War (Chapters L-LIII) Summary

Upon entering the city, in Chapter L, Polemides makes sure that his aunt, Daphne, is safe and rescues her from the invasion of Athens. She is furious with him for betraying Athens, but consents to go with him and they take up residence together outside the city. In Athens, democracy is abolished, lawlessness rules and people disappear shortly after their names appear on various lists. Telamon comes to recruit Polemides as mercenary once more, telling him that war never truly ends. Polemides declines. He is not ready to return to war. Some time later, his aunt having died, Polemides' name appears on one of the lists. He is captured and led to a room where he is presented with two choices. The first is death, the second a warrant to award his children...

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