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She movingly explores the tensions in the triangular relationship between Alexander and his two lovers, Hephaistion and Bagoas, and suggests that Alexander went mad with grief over Hephaistion’s untimely death. Renault also posits the notion that Alexander’s relentless drive to conquer the world stemmed in part from his troubled relationship with his domineering mother, and his desire to “escape” from her influence by leading his army ever eastward.

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The Bull from the Sea: In Renault’s view, Alexander’s love for Bagoas influenced his desire to unite the Greek and Persian peoples. El Cantante De Salmos Paperback. By turning away from the 20th century and focusing on stories about male lovers in the warrior societies of ancient Greece, Renault no longer had to deal with homosexuality and antigay prejudice as social “problems”; instead she was free to focus on larger ethical and philosophical concerns while examining the nature of love and leadership.

Some of the history presented in her fiction and in her nonfiction work, The Nature of Alexander has been called into question: Hijos de Dune Frank Herbert. Retrieved from ” http: 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.

We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. Web, Tablet, Phone, eReader. Through their friendship, Renault opens a vista onto ancient Greek life, uncovering its vibrancy, culture, and political strife, and offers an unforgettable story of love, honor, loyalty, and the remarkable bond between two men.


Together, the young men come of age in an Athens on the verge of great upheaval.

Although not a classicist by training, Renault was admired in her day for her scrupulous recreations of the Greek world. According to Kevin Kopelson, muchaxho of English at the University of Iowa, Renault “mischaracterize[s] pederastic relationships as heroic. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. Last of the Amazons is not merely a masterful tale of war and revenge. A book I could not put down.

She shows us their strangeness; renaulh, sure-footed, challenging our values, piquing our curiosity, she leads us through an alien landscape that moves and delights us. Renault, who accuses Curtius of “muddled sensationalism” in an author’s note, points to other sources who suggest that Orxines as she calls him was in fact a “murderous” character, and portrays him in the novel as fully deserving his fate.

Beyond leads to dark places. New Muxhacho Times Bestseller: In Syracuse, the young tyrant Dionysios the Younger rules, but Dion is determined to bring democracy and strength to the city. Infobox Book The Persian Boy is a historical novel written by Mary Renault and narrated by Bagoasa young Persian from an aristocratic family who is captured by his father’s enemies, castrated, and sold as a slave to the king Darius IIIwho makes him his favorite.


Late in her life, she expressed hostility toward the gay rights movement, troubling some of her devoted fans. Ironically, The Charioteer could not be published in the U. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Renault depicts the attachment as lasting until Alexander’s death, when Bagoas would have been about She gives to Bagoas a role which history suggests was filled by Hephaistion. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies.

Description One of the best-know authors of historical novels tells the story of the climactic last seven years of Alexander the Great’s life through the eyes of his lover, Bagoas, a eunoch who had earlier been sold to King Darius of Persia but found freedom with the great general, and who sustained Alexander through mutiny, assassination attempts, and two wives.


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The Athenians mistrust the foreign Hippolyta, and Theseus is forced to marry Phaedra, his betrothed. Both these books had male protagonists, as did all her later works that included homosexual themes; her sympathetic treatment of love between men would win Renault a wide gay readership. Book ratings by Goodreads. Petsa narration provides both a Persian view of the conquest and an intimate look at the personality of the conqueror.

Richly imbued with the spirit of its time, this is a page-turner as well as a daring act of imagination.

Le Feu Du Ciel Paperback. What the founder-hero might have been in real life is another question, brilliantly explored in The King Must Die. Defying centuries of admiration for Demosthenes as a great orator, Renault portrayed him as a cruel, corrupt and cowardly demagogue. Kind Are Her Words Paperback. Renault also points out that the incident in which the army clamored for Alexander to kiss Bagoas took place very soon after the crossing of the Gedrosian desert, when all those present were survivors of that harrowing incident.

In addition to vivid fictional portrayals of Theseus, Socrates, Plato and Alexander the Great, she wrote a non-fiction biography of Alexander. Eprsa claim by Curtius that Orsines did not plunder the royal tombs but renauly these sepulchres were devoid in the first place of rich offerings is an absurd one, as Renault points out, and totally unacceptable in the light of our knowledge of Persian culture. She published her first novel, Purposes of Lovein ; it had a contemporary setting, like her other early novels, which novelist Linda Proud described as “a strange combination of Platonism and hospital romance”.

This edition contains an excerpt from Steven Pressfield’s The Profession. Flowing text, Original pages.