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Alexias grows up in Athens during the time of the Peloponnesian War. He meets Lysis, a student of Socrates, and the book traces their relationship as well. The real magic of this book lies not in the plot but in the intense realism (or at least believability) of Renault's re-creation of ancient Greece. You could believe she'd lived there.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1600-1899 Kids growing up/acting up?    -   Yes Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Job/Profession/Status story    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male

Setting

How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   7 () Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Greece City?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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