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I first read this book about 30 years ago and I have reread it several times since then.
Renault has a unique talant for looking at the myths and beliefs of ancient greece and revealing the facts behind them.
Ms Renault's use of language is masterful and her characterization of Theseus is completely believable.
I thought I had read all of Mary Renault's books. what a joy to find one I hadn't read. Or it is possible that I read it 50 years ago and have forgotten. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Rosalie
Poetic license done right. Good read. true to source material. I recommend for those interested in classical Greece and ancient history.Published 2 days ago by Amazon Customer
How refreshing to revisit Mary Renault's classical world after all these years. To be brief, Ms. Renault has written her own interpretation of the Theseus myth filling in the... Read morePublished 5 days ago by propertius
I first read this in my twenties, and thought it an excellent historical novel. Reading it again decades later, I have to say I'm even more impressed. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Rob Said That
Book was so old with browning pages that tear during reading..Published 2 months ago by Janet G. Kuhl
Her writing style is truly beautiful. This is a great book. I highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys great historical fictionPublished 2 months ago by JF
I read this book in my early teens, and it frightened and amazed me, pulling me straight into the dangerous, glorious ancient world before I knew what had happened. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Juliet Waldron
As a lowly seaman in the U.S. Navy (1958), I was temporarily stationed in Suda Bay, Crete, during the Hungarian Revolt. Read morePublished 4 months ago by EinarR Petersen