The King Must Die is a novel by Mary Renault that was first published in 1958. Explore a plot summary, important quotes, and an in-depth analysis of Theseus.


See a complete list of the characters in The King Must Die and in-depth analyses of Theseus, Asterion, and Aigeus.

Literary Devices

Here's where you'll find analysis of the literary devices in The King Must Die, from the major themes to motifs, symbols, and more.


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Further Study

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