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I read this book when it first came out in the late 50's. At the time I was a Greek and Roman scholar. Read morePublished 22 days ago by F. Brooke
One of the best historical novels of all time. Written with the best archaeological knowledge available in her era, the story of course has a great plot--it's the Theseus legend of... Read morePublished 1 month ago by oriflamme
We took several Mary Renault books to Greece a few weeks ago to give a framework to the archeological sites we were to visit. Read morePublished 4 months ago by J. Malin
‘The King Must Die’ is a historical novel by Mary Renault, first published in 1958. Set in Ancient Greece: Troizen, Corinth, Eleusis, Athens, Knossos in Crete, and Naxos, it... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Jennifer Cameron-Smith
A wonderful way in to this ancient tale...if you've come by the tale of Theseus another way, a fabulous way to revisit it...read it so many timesPublished 5 months ago by billierosie
Exquisite, deliberately archaic Anglo-Saxon prose, meticulous research, complex characters, clever Euhemerist appropriations of mythic plots, and well-imagined Hellenic culture:... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Majhul
This is a retelling of the Greek myth Theseus and the Minataur. We all know that the Minataur was a ferocious beast, half man half bull, who inhabited the Labyrinth. Read morePublished 7 months ago by dolly and me