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This the story of Nikeratos, an actor in ancient Greece who, in addition to relating tales of his professional life, also describes his friendships with some of the big names of the time, including Plato and Aristotle. Although the political aspect is interesting, the best part is the extremely accurate and well-researched depiction of an actor's life in that era. Renault had a real gift for making history come alive through the eyes of her characters, and Nikeratos is one of her best.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   upbeat Time/era of story    -   1600-1899 Political/social activism    -   Yes Plotlet:    -   general liberal/left wing activism Life of a profession:    -   artist Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Job/Profession/Status story    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   actor/actress/producer


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

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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