The Flowers of Adonis is a novel for adults published in 1969. It is a dramatisation of the later life of the Athenian politician Alkibiades, as told by historical and fictional supporting characters who cross paths with him.

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The Flowers of Adonis opens on the departure of the Sicilian Expedition in 415 BCE and ends in 404 with the defeat of Athens and death of Alkibiades.

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In English:

  1. Hodder & Stoughton, 1969, 1971.
  2. Coward & McCann, 1970, 1979. New York.
  3. Severn House, 1986.
  4. Endeavour Press, 2014. E-book.


  1. Japanese: 英雄アルキビアデスの物語 / Eiyū arukibiadesu no monogatari. Harashobō, 2005.

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