By Mary Renault
Set in fourth-century B.C. Greece, The masks of Apollo is narrated by way of Nikeratos, a sad actor who takes with him on all his travels a gold masks of Apollo, a relic of the theater's golden age, that is now earlier. before everything his mascot, the masks steadily turns into his sense of right and wrong, and he refers to it his gravest judgements, while he unearths himself on the middle of a political situation within which the thinker Plato is additionally concerned. a lot of the motion is decided in Syracuse, the place Plato's pal Dion is making an attempt to cajole the younger tyrant Dionysios the more youthful to simply accept the rule of thumb of legislation. via Nikeratos' eyes, the reader watches because the conflict among the 2 looses the entire pent-up violence within the urban.