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Manfredi, Valerio Massimo: Tyrant. First Edition/First Printing.

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This is a first edition and first printing of Tyrant by Valerio Massimo Manfredi, published by Macmillan in 2005.

The book and protected dust jacket are in Fine condition with no inscriptions and not price clipped.

Description

Sicily 412 BC: the infinite duel between a man and a superpower begins. The man is Dionysius, who has just made himself Tyrant of Syracuse. The superpower Carthage, mercantile megalopolis and mistress of the seas.

Over the next eight years, Dionysius' brutal military conquests will strike down countless enemies and many friends to make Syracuse the most powerful Greek city west of mainland Greece. He builds the largest army of antiquity and invents horrific war machines to use against the Carthaginians, who he will fight in five wars.

But who was Dionysius? Historians have condemned him as one of the most ruthless, egocentric despots. But he was also patron of the arts, a dramatist, poet and tender lover.


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Manfredi, Valerio Massimo: Tyrant. First Edition/First Printing.