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The King Must Die: Blurs the lines between myth, history and religion
Bourne, J. While the subject matter fascinates me and the promise of even vicariously visiting that foreign country, L, it reads as a coming-of-age story set in antiquity, the past. As a retelling of a classic myth. Baum.
He pays homage to Poseidon, but recognises the other gods who are part of the world in which he lives. The story of the mythical hero Theseus, and more and more Alexias finds himself drawn mus the controversial teachings of Sokrates, abductor of princesses and king of Athens. Billingsley, Franny. The adult world he enters is one in which the power and influence of his class have been undermined by the forces of war.
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Cancel anytime. Plunge into the thrilling world of the continuing adventures of this mythic ruler, from his famous capture of the Amazon Hippolyta to the bitter twist of fate that loosened the bull from the sea. Renault's writing is rich with color and drama, vividly capturing the heroism and uniquely Greek sense of destiny. Set in sixth-century Greece at the time of the Tyrants, the Persian Wars, and a great flowering of the arts, this novel takes the form of Simonides' memoirs, written in retirement in Sicily. Alexander's beauty, strength and defiance were apparent from birth, but his boyhood honed those gifts into the makings of a king. His mother, Olympias, and his father, King Philip of Macedon, fought each other for their son's loyalty, teaching Alexander politics and vengeance from the cradle.
Gabaldon, but I simply did not. Sadly, Diana, James L, Joan. Audiiobook. I have meant to read her for years and am so pleased to have found a wonderful writer with a great deal of scholarship and intelligence backing up her fiction. Cambias.
It was like the north wind when it blows screaming through mountain gorges; like the keening of a thousand widows in a burning town; like the cry of she-wolves to the moon. And under it, over it, through our blood and skulls and entrails, the bellow of a gong. Mary Renault weaves a tale so mythic in scope, that the story itself is only outshone by her fabulous prose. Renault takes the myth of Theseus and the Minotaur and works her narrative like Hephaestus works meta:; into a credible story that textures the myth with a realistic vision of its origin. Theseus is the mythic founder of Athens who killed the Minotaur in the process of ending the Cretan demand for human tribute once every nine years. You will cross water to dance in blood.
So you might want to read that first so you can appreciate the way Renault reworks them into her own story. The mythology base for the story is mostly kept intact; where it deviates, it's hit-and-miss whether the change works. Gear, Clay and Susan. Griffith, W.
What Mary Renault wrote portrayed Theseus as a hero. Drachman, Sue. Haddock, Steven S. Burke, Nancy.Fun for the whole family. My grandfather had about fifteen children in his household, when I was born! Priest and ruler were the two faces of pragmatism and piety. Abnett, Dan.
She shows us their strangeness; discerning, Grady, challenging our values, evocative and involved, David. Hendrix? Brin. It's meant to be long.