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Theseus (Greek mythology)

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Works: 444 works in 858 publications in 2 languages and 39,545 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Juvenile works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Film adaptations  History  Sources  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  Dictionaries  Pictorial works 
Classifications: PR6035.E55, 822.33
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Most widely held works about Theseus (Greek mythology)
    The king must die by Mary Renault( Book )
    33 editions published between 1958 and 2013 in English and held by 3,504 libraries worldwide
    Ancient Athens paid tribute to its Cretan overlord each year by sending the finest of its sons and daughters to Crete each year to be trained for "bull-dancing", a sport that cost the Athenian youths their lives. Theseus, prince of Athens, substitutes himself for one of the youths and sails out to meet his fate in the ring
    Last of the Amazons by Steven Pressfield( Book )
    8 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 1,459 libraries worldwide
    A fateful encounter between Theseus, king of Athens, and the tall Kyrte, a nation of proud female warriors, transforms the ancient world, when Antiope, warrior queen of the Amazons, falls in love with Theseus and flees with him. The author of the international bestsellers Gates of Fire and Tides of War delivers his most gripping and imaginative novel of the ancient world-a stunning epic of love and war that breathes life into the grand myth of the ferocious female warrior culture of the Amazons. Steven Pressfield has gained a passionate worldwide following for his magnificent novels of ancient Greece, Gates of Fire and Tides of War. In Last of the Amazons, Pressfield has surpassed himself, re-creating a vanished world in a brilliant novel that will delight his loyal readers and bring legions more to his singular and powerful restoration of the past. In the time before Homer, the legendary Theseus, King of Athens (an actual historical figure), set sail on a journey that brought him into the land of tall Kyrte, the free people, a nation of proud female warriors whom the Greeks called "Amazons. The Amazons, bound to each other as lovers as well as fighters, distrusted the Greeks, with their boastful talk of "civilization. So when the great war queen Antiope fell in love with Theseus and fled with the Greeks, the mighty Amazon nation rose up in rage. Last of the Amazons is not merely a masterful tale of war and revenge. Pressfield has created a cast of extraordinarily vivid characters, from the unforgettable Selene, whose surrender to the Greeks does nothing to tame her; to her lover, Damon, an Athenian warrior who grows to cherish the wild Amazon ways; to the narrator, Bones, a young girl from a noble family who was nursed by Selene from birth and secretly taught the Amazon way; to the great Theseus, the tragic king; and to Antiope, the noble queen who betrayed tall Kyrte for the love of Theseus. With astounding immediacy and extraordinary attention to military detail, Pressfield transports readers into the heat and terror of war. Equally impressive is his creation of the Amazon nation, its people, its rituals and myths, its greatness and savagery. Last of the Amazons is thrilling on every page, an epic tale of the clash between wildness and civilization, patriotism and love, man and woman
    Immortals ( visu )
    15 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,401 libraries worldwide
    "In this epic tale of vengeance and destiny, power-mad King Hyperion ... threatens to destroy all of humanity on his maniacal quest to obtain the ultimate weapon - the legendary Epirus Bow that gives the power to unleash war on both Heaven and Earth. But Theseus..., a heroic young villager chosen by the gods, rises up to stop Hyperion's brutal rampage. With supernatural help from the beautiful oracle Phaedra..., Theseus embraces his destiny and leads a fierce band of warriors in a desperate fight for the future of mankind"--Container
    A midsummer night's dream by William Shakespeare( file )
    6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,355 libraries worldwide
    Magic, love spells, and an enchanted wood provide the materials for one of Shakespeare's most delightful comedies. When four young lovers, fleeing the Athenian law and their own mismatched rivalries, take to the forest of Athens, their lives become entangled with a feud between the King and Queen of the Fairies. Some Athenian tradesmen, rehearsing a play for the forthcoming wedding of Duke Theseus and his bride, Hippolyta, unintentionally add to the hilarity. The result is a marvelous mix-up of desire and enchantment, merriment and farce, all touched by Shakespeare's inimitable vision of the intriguing relationship between art and life, dreams and the waking world
    A midsummer night's dream by William Shakespeare( file )
    8 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and held by 1,345 libraries worldwide
    Contains Shakespeare's play involving young Athenian lovers, a boisterous group of local tradesmen, and the monarchs and subjects of the fairy kingdom; and includes textual notes, scene-by-scene analyses, an introduction to Shakespeare's theater career, and a chronology of Shakespeare's works
    Theseus and Athens by Henry J Walker( file )
    2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 1,147 libraries worldwide
    Theseus is celebrated as the greatest of Athenian heroes. This work explores what he meant to the Athenians at the height of their city-state in the fifth century B.C. Assembling material that has been scattered in scholarly works, Henry Walker examines the evidence for the development of the myth and cult of Theseus in the archaic age. He then looks to major works of classical literature in which Theseus figures, exploring the contradictions between the archaic, primitive side of his character and his refurbished image as the patron of democracy. His ambiguous nature as outsider, flouting acc
    The quest for Theseus by Anne G Ward( Book )
    5 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 1,135 libraries worldwide
    The bull from the sea by Mary Renault( Book )
    29 editions published between 1962 and 2013 in English and held by 1,054 libraries worldwide
    The story of the hero Theseus, king of Athens, beginning with his triumphant return from Crete after slaying the Minotaur
    Theseus and the Minotaur by Warwick Hutton( Book )
    2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 1,040 libraries worldwide
    Recounts how Theseus killed the monster, Minotaur, with the help of Ariadne
    Stop that bull, Theseus! by Kate McMullan( Book )
    3 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 904 libraries worldwide
    In this modern version of Greek mythology, Hades, King of the Underworld, tells the true story of Theseus finding his way through the labyrinth to slay the Minotaur
    The Minotaur by Bernard Evslin( Book )
    2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 872 libraries worldwide
    Recounts the Greek myth about the monster with the head of a bull and the body of a man, which lived in the Labyrinth in Crete until killed by the hero Theseus
    The hero and the minotaur : the fantastic adventures of Theseus by Robert Byrd( Book )
    1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 869 libraries worldwide
    The story of Prince Theseus and the trials that befall him when he vows to become a hero
    Theseus and the Minotaur by Leonard Everett Fisher( Book )
    2 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 859 libraries worldwide
    Retells the Greek myth of the hero Theseus and his battle with the bull-headed monster called the Minotaur
    A midsummer night's dream by William Shakespeare( Book )
    6 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 760 libraries worldwide
    A prose retelling of William Shakespeare's play about the strange events that take place in a forest inhabited by fairies who magically transform the romantic fate of two young couples
    Lost in the labyrinth : a novel by Patrice Kindl( Book )
    4 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 686 libraries worldwide
    Fourteen-year-old Princess Xenodice tries to prevent the death of her half-brother, the Minotaur, at the hands of the Athenian prince, Theseus, who is aided by Icarus, Daedalus, and her sister Ariadne
    Last of the Amazons by Steven Pressfield( file )
    5 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 668 libraries worldwide
    When the king of Athens enters a forbidden love affair with the Amazon queen, a fiery rage builds, and soon Greece is forced into vicious combat
    Ariadne's web by Fred Saberhagen( Book )
    2 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 640 libraries worldwide
    A midsummer night's dream by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy( visu )
    3 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 567 libraries worldwide
    Love is blind, fickle and true. Theseus, Duke of Athens, is going to marry Hyppolyta, Queen of the Amazons. Demetrius is engaged to Hermia, but Hermia loves Lysander. Helena loves Demetrius. Oberon and Titania, of the kingdom of fairies, have a slight quarrel about whether or not the boy Titania is raising will join Titania's band or Oberon's, so Oberon tries to get the boy from her by using some magic. Lysander and Hermina meet in the forest. Helena and Demetrius are there as well. There are actors practicing a play for the upcoming wedding of Theseus and Hippolyta. Due to some misunderstandings by Puck, the whole thing becomes a little bit more confused
    Thésée by André Gide( Book )
    8 editions published between 1946 and 1981 in French and held by 520 libraries worldwide
    Novelle med udgangspunkt i den klassiske myte om Theseus og Minotauros på Kreta
    A midsummer night's dream : texts and contexts by William Shakespeare( Book )
    1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 513 libraries worldwide
    This edition of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream allows a variety of approaches to Shakespeare, including historical, feminist, and cultural studies. Shakespeare's text is accompanied by an intriguing collection of thematically arranged historical and cultural documents and illustrations, including excerpts from such sources as letters, conduct books, legal documents, and literary works that illuminate the themes of the play
 
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