Marcos Chicot, “L’assassinio di Socrate”
The Peloponnesian War which for more than thirty years pitted Sparta and Athens.
The sunset of Athens, from the glorious days of Pericles to the decline.
The plague, the oracle of Delphi and that of Olympia, the Olympic games.
And then Pericles, Socrates, Euripides, Aristophanes, Plato, Santippe, a roundup of famous people, brought to life and current in “The Assassination of Socrates”, by Madrid-born Marcos Chicot. To all intents and purposes a historical novel, largely based on Thucydides’ “History of the…