|Plot Summary of The Mask of Apollo|
|"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. "
Ivy, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of The Mask of Apollo|
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Time/era of story
- distant past/middle ages
- general liberal/left wing activism
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- Adult or Young Adult Book
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- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Average intelligence
- average physique
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- 7 ()
- mostly 1st
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- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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