Eemed just like one of my teachers but when Aristotle discoursed on Greek pottery my teacher would
"Have Talked About Roman Terra "talked about Roman terra D The story despite aving a somewhat predictable end the killer seemed obvious to me ad sufficient twists to make one stuck to the book The only drawback I can point out is the lack of notes to clarify some of the terms used as the months or prodikasia However the context makes it easy to understand what they mean so it isn t such a fault as that Certainly a book I advise one to read especially those who like mysteries set in Classical Antiuity A particular crime novel set in the streets of ancient Athens during the expansion of Alexander the Great While streets of ancient Athens during the expansion of Alexander the Great While young and inexperienced as the eldest son of is late father Nichiarco tries to fulfill The Real Witches Kitchen his duties with regard to the family findsimself The Preachers Kid having to defendis cousin charged with the murder of the rich Buotades Being in trouble decide to seek O Testamento help fromis old teacher Aristotle So begins a race against time to prove the innocence of Gangbang Slut his cousin but at the same time to find the real murderessThe story is engaging the setting is original and intriguing the rhythm is smooth It s the first time I read a story set in this period ofistory and than once I found the need to refresh my knowledge of One Con Glory history I didn t know the author and I didn tave many expectations but I must say it was an enjoyable readNoteworthy are the descriptions of the life and the Greek towns the manners and customs as well as accurate descriptions of the judicial processes of the timeIt s fascinating the figure of Aristotle teacher of rhetoric and logic that presents itself as a guide for the young Defying Shadows (Rising Shadows helping with reflections and recommendations and providing the right deductions to arrive to the truthOverall a good crime novel perhaps for the original setting ARISTOTLE DETECTIVE is a fun straightforward mystery novel set in Athens during the reign of Alexander of Macedonia Margaret Doody appropriates Aristotle arguably the second greatest of all philosophers aser leading character in this detective series In this the inaugural story The Great Orange Leonard Scandal (Tall Tales Series; 4) he enables a former student to clear the name ofis cousin who is falsely accused of murder The plot is fairly predictable but yet good enough that I will read further in this series Having missed the vast majority of references and allusions suitable appreciation of this book is precluded by my ignorance of ancient Greece One could spend ours looking up terms and names if only those for different kinds of pots let alone what it would take to check the myriad of myths and legends It speaks for the book that this ignorance is not an impediment to enjoyment I should read it again with a classical encyclopedia at and. Turns DetectiveWhy did no one think of this before THE TIMESWit in a first novel is rare enough and when allied to the skilful unravelling of a murder story set in Ancient Athens it makes us doubly grateful for Aristotle Detective DAILY TELEGRAPHEminently enjoyable COLIN DEXTE. Ticipant in the detecting Lots of philosophical Points Made If You Can Catch Them made if you can catch them at one point Aristotle says If Philemon did not do it someone in the class non Philemon did it That s Aristotle all right proving theorems and building A Fairly Honourable Defeat hypotheses This was marvellous I love detective stories and I especially love detective stories set in well researchedistory As a Classicist by formal eduction I ve been looking for something set in Ancient Athens for a whileThis ticks all boxes and the best thing It s the first of a series The first in a set in Classical Athens the philosopher Aristotle investigates mysteries with is young friend Stephanos Excellent istorical research engaging characters interesting mysteries But there is a corollary to your first Elisabeth Shue 135 Success Facts - Everything You Need to Know about Elisabeth Shue hypothesis which leads to a interesting argument After all Eudoxia s proof is only a support of yourypothesis not a d I ve stumbled upon this book by chance as when making an online purchase I was offered the second volume of this series As I do not like to read series starting by the middle namely in this genre as though not always the older cases are needed to understand the background of characters there are some mentions from time to time that The Man Without a Face help to understand of the stories Itappened to me once while reading Steven Saylor s A Murder on the Apian Way and since then I always try to read a series in its straight order However although I uite liked the said book I feared this istorical mystery wouldn t match my expectations as another previous book Nick Drake s Nefertiti was a disappointment In this book we follow Stephanos who tries to defend is cousin Philemon from the murder of an important figure in the city of Athens Their defence is focused around the fact that Philemon wasn t in town because Gone (Gone, head been voted into exile for manslaughter incurring in the death penalty if Threads Of The Shroud he ever came back But Stephanos finds a very thick plot thus reuiring theelp of is former master Aristotle I liked the main characters Stephanos and Aristotle and found their dialogues very entertaining and philosophical It reminded me some of the interaction between Poirot and Captain Hastings or even Sherlock and Watson I could not stop laughing at some lines likeIf Philemon did not do it someone of the class non Philemon did it Goodbye Stephanos and by the way say nothing of that last purchase of mine or I ll do you a mischief Think of the lewd jokes it would cause But if ever I seem overbearing and foolishly proud of my intellect you may always murmur to me That leather bag contained stones I also thought it curious the interest of Aristotle in pottery and some of is conversations around that topic seemed too similar to others I ad while attending classes He Aughter is accused of the bizarre omicide IN Wiring his absenceis cousin and nearest male relative 23 year old Stephanos must conduct Philemon's defence and attempt to clear Against All Odds his family's name of this bloody murderStephanos seekselp from Aristotle is former teacherand Aristotle. .
332 BC The young Athenian Stephanos is trying to clear is cousin Philemon of a murder accusation Since Philemon The DOS has been exiled for manslaughter Stephanos feelse wasn t even in Athens at the time of the murder He
Consults Aristotle Who Philosophically And Logically Tries To Figure OutAristotle who philosophically and logically tries to figure out solution For the most part Stephanos does the running around and interviewing while the philosopher offers advice and deductions A red clay pot an Against All Odds heirloom from the victim souse and a piece of Sleep, Circadian Rhythms, and Metabolism horn from a Cretan bow found outside are the first clues After rederrings attempted murder of Stephanos and a trip by Aristotle to Corinth an ingenious solution to the mystery is found and brought out in a courtroom drama Ms Doody wrote this novel in 1978 long before the current trend of mysteries set in ancient Greece I felt this is one of the better in the genre Ms Doody also set me down right in the middle of Greek culture of those times Workings of the Greek legal system and of Aristotle s rhetoric in our modern expression public speaking lessons to Stephanos were fascinating Highly recommended Stephanos is a na ve young Athenian in a tight position His father Treasons, Stratagems, And Spoils has recently diedis only surviving male relative Philemon Payment Due has fled into exile after killing a man in a fightis property is encumbered by a debt Vampireville (Vampire Kisses, he can t repaye Pirate of the Pacific (Doc Savage, has aouse full of women to support and little to manage it with When cousin Philemon is accused of a murder that Stephanos The Rich and the Profane (Lovejoy, has stumbled upon by accident one morning Stephanos must dodge the charge of collusion while assuming the role of defender liningimself up against Athens richest and bestBut Stephanos Turbulence has assetse greatly underestimates a slumbering intelligence an unexpected gift for rhetoric obstinacy a latent talent for petty deceit and an unexpected ally in Tropical Bioproductivity his old teacher AristotleIn the absence of a formal police force and faced with the thorough process of Athenian law Stephanos findsimself asking Aristotle for Elizabeth Ann Seton help Students of Ancient Greek philosophy might be surprised to learn that Aristotle son of Nichomachus famous foris writings on ethics politics biology metaphysics and aesthetics as an interest in detection But will the worthy pedagogue get the better of Stephanos s foes And will Stephanos survive long enough for Aristotle s suspicions to reach a conclusionMargaret Doody s first crime Novel First Published In 1978 first published in 1978 recently reissued by Random House combines er twin interests of ancient Folk Tales From the Soviet Union history and detective fiction in an account of Ancient Athens rich in authentic detail For the firstalf of this book Aristotle is a detective in the same way as Nero Wolfe detecting from Ulysses and the Trojan War his armchair Latere goes out to seek some answers Tall, Dark Rich himself Stephanosis former student is the active par. Athens 332 BC a city uneasy under the sway of the Macedonian Alexander the Great now fighting e King of Persia for control of the East In this time of fresh ambition and furtive discontent an eminent citizen is brutally murderedYoung Philemon an exile formerly guilty of mansl.