"One of the truly fine historical novels of modern times. Not since Robert Graves's I Claudius has there been such an exciting living image of the Ancient World on this grand scale" New York Times "Takes the raw material of myth and makes it credible- I am spellbound by Miss Renault's art" Observer "Vivid and convincing... it brims with feeling" Sunday Times
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The story of the mythical hero Theseus, slayer of monsters, abductor of princesses and king of Athens. He emerges from these pages as a clearly defined personality; brave, aggressive and quick. The core of the story is Theseus' Cretan adventure.