Marcos Chicot, “Socrate’s Murder”
The Peloponnesian war that for more than thirty years contrasted Sparta and Athens.
The sunset of Athens, from the glorious days of Pericles to decline.
The plague, the oracle of Delphi and that of Olympia, the Olympic games.
And then Pericles, Socrates, Euripides, Aristophanes, Plato, Xanthippe, a rundown of famous people, made alive and modern in The assassination of Socrates, by Madrid-born Marcos Chicot. To all intents and purposes a historical novel, largely based on the History of the Peloponnese War of Thucydides…