This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: The Bull from the Sea is the story of Theseus, King of Athens, but also Mary Renault's brilliant historical reconstruction of ancient Greek politics. Throughout his reign, Theseus is torn between his genius for kingship and his truant craving for adventure. As Theseus is setting out toward Crete for a dynastic marriage with Phaedra, Pirithoos, the pirate prince, lures him off to explore the unknown Euxine, where he meets and captures the young warrior priestess Hippolyta. She is the love of his life, and that love is the crux of his fate.The bull of Marathon, the battle of the Lapiths and Kentaurs, and the moon-goddess cult of Pontos are merely a portion of the legendary material that Renault weaves into the fabric of great historical fiction. Whether or not these myths have their fardistant origin in actual events, the author's imagination and scholarship have invested them with immediate and magical reality. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
The Greek elders of Lycovrissi gather to select principals from the village for the Passion Play, given every seven years at Easter. Among the various villagers, Manolios, the meek shepherd, is chosen to play Christ, and Katerina, a widow who had closed herself off to men after the death of her husband, is chosen to play Mary Magdalen. As this passionate story of savage emotions and primitive religious feeling evolves, the actors begin to change according to their roles in the biblical story. When the Turkish Agha finds his favorite dead in bed, he arrests the village elders and threatens to hang one a day until the murderer is discovered. Manolios, because of a strange dream, believes he must offer himself as sacrifice and confesses to the slaying.
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Greek
Buchbeschreibung Transaction Pub Large Print, 2000. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Brand New. large print edition. 590 pages. 9.50x6.50x1.50 inches. In Stock. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 1560004533
Buchbeschreibung Transaction Large Print, 2000. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P021560004533
Buchbeschreibung Transaction Large Print, 2000. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P111560004533
Buchbeschreibung Transaction Large Print, 2000. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Lrg. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 1560004533