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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 have loved this book for years. It was probably the one that set me on the path of historical novels. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Gloria Quackenbush
Though it was slow at times, the Greek subject matter (particularly the bull-jumping) and the characterization of Theseus kept me going, and it was a rewarding read. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Sewingphd
If you are a fan of the Iliad and Odyssey you will enjoy this novel. Homer it is not.Published 1 day ago by relube
If you ever wondered where the Hunger games plot was stolen from, your answer is the story of Theseus. Well told, great story.Published 4 days ago by Robert C. Andrews
As always, her characters are fascinating and her grasp of myth and historical context unmatched.Published 5 days ago by Mary Beth Harris
I have always loved Mary Renault's work. I think I have read just about every book she has ever written. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Deborah Eittreim