(from the back of the book) This is the story of the hero Theseus, King of Athens. The book opens with his triumphant return from Crete after slaying the Minotaur to mount the throne left empty by the death of his father Aigeus. Out of the many classical myths that surround the exploits of Theseus the King, Mary Renault has fashioned a magnificent novel of adventure, including the tale of Teseus' famous capture of the Amazon Hippolyta who became the love of his life and the crux of his fate.
The Bull from the Sea reconstructs the legend of Theseus, the valiant youth who slew the Minotaur, became king, and brought prosperity to Attica. Chief among his heroic exploits is the seduction of Hippolyta, the Queen of the Amazons, who irrevocably brought about both his greatest joy and his tragic destiny.
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