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Il tirannoSicily 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 seasOver the next eight year. A great historical novel This is a very vivid story about the greeks who were living in Sicily do not remember the exact year but it is definitely BC time At the time Carthage was their biggest enemy and they made several incursions over different cities Dionisio a very dedicated soldier became increasingly frustrated about the way that the democratically elected officials were handling the situation Therefore he decided to take over the government so he could efficiently fight the threat So good intentions but that is the way that he became the tyrant of Syracuse Excellent book very entertaining and I also learned a lot

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Il tiranno characters â 6 ✓ 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 seasOver the next eight years Dionysius' brutal military conuests will strike down countless enemies and many friends to makS Dionysius' brutal military conuests 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 antiuity and invents horrific war machine. 255 The novel gives us an unusual subject and time period Greek Sicily at the time of the Peloponnesian War and beyond I'm just using that as a reference as to when the story takes place The novel tells of Dionysius of Syracuse a good man who is badly affected by the death and destruction of his beloved wife He then seizes power and becomes a tyrant in the worst sense of the word ruthless merciless cold hearted We see how absolute power corrupts him He has mixed success against Carthaginians but does make Sicily into someone to be reckoned withHampered by a poor translation was the wording of the original Italian also as bad The novel was overwhelmed with battles but I did have to admire Dionysius's military genius hauling ships overland the invention to catapults Sex scenes were risible especially the one under water Characters were one dimensional but for his brother Leptines and his friend the historian Philistus whose original work has been lost I feel this author was a better historian than novelist although I applaud him for tackling this subject A superior novel on a Greek who lived somewhat later Timoleon whose name will always be coupled with Syracuse is Peter Vansittart's A Choice Of Murder

Valerio Massimo Manfredi å 6 review

S to use against the Carthaginians who he will fight in five warsBut 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 love. I chose the audiobook version read by Sir Derek Jacobi because it fit better with my hectic schedule The story itself was enjoyable though a little tedious in some areas However besides the superb narration by Jacobi what I found most enjoyable was learning that this wasn't a completely fictional tale but instead based upon real historical people and real events I hadn't heard of Dionysius I of Syracuse or his brother Leptines before This book gave me a good introduction to the period and personalities which I've been able to examine closely for the real historical details For the Greeks the word tyrannos didn't necessarily have all of the negative connotations as the modern word tyrant derived from it Yet Manfredi does a good job showing that when it came to Dionysius I he unfortunately did become every bit the tyrant in all senses of the word