Aristotle Detective: An Aristotle Detective Novel Paperback – 15 February 2014
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- Paperback : 280 pages
- ISBN-10 : 022613170X
- ISBN-13 : 978-0226131702
- Product Dimensions : 13.97 x 2.03 x 21.59 cm
- Publisher : University of Chicago Press (15 February 2014)
- Language: : English
- Customer Reviews:
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About the Author
Margaret Doody is the John and Barbara Glynn Family Professor of Literature at the University of Notre Dame.
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Jean Louis Prat
aristote revisitéReviewed in France on 20 February 2009
Cet aimable roman policier est aussi un excellent roman historique, et témoigne en même temps d'une bonne connaissance de la Grèce classique et, ce qui est plus rare, de l'oeuvre d'Aristote, qui n'est pas déplacé dans un rôle de détective où se trouvent illustrés les problèmes qu'analyse sa Rhétorique. Ce livre, et ceux qui l'ont suivi, existent en français dans la collection 10-18 - mais cette publication semble s'être interrompue, et il y a déjà quatre ou cinq nouveaux volumes qui sont parus en anglais, et même traduits en italien, mais malheureusement pas dans la collection des "Grands détectives" : 10-18, réveille-toi !
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Aristotle advisor to detectiveReviewed in the United States on 15 September 2020
The story makes Aristotle less of a stuffy figure from the past into an insightful and compassionate man. His background advice to the young 'detective' defending his family honor is interesting and wise. The young protagonist is compelling in the complexity of his nature and struggles in dealing with Athenian society and the legal system. Athenian society, though seen as the model of Democracy, is revealed for all its bias and discrimatory practices toward outsiders, even other Greeks if they were from another city.
very good storyReviewed in the United States on 30 April 2014
Ms Doody has written 5 stories using the great Aristotle the 3 that are available on Kindel and I books are great fun to read, unfortunately the other 2 are only available in paperback, so I can do say anything about them, but the three that are available should be read in order, Aristotle detective , Aristotle and poetic Justice (i book) and Secret of Life (ibook). Great fun to read and see if you are as smart as Aristotle in finding out who did what! You will be surprised.
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Excellent plot, well writtenReviewed in the United States on 18 March 2020
Well written, the reader feels he is living in classical Athens. The plot is nicely woven, the characters well built. By the end one feels he has met Aristotle and duscussed with him!
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Five StarsReviewed in the United States on 19 July 2016
Doody's best work. Historically very accurate and the mystery is cleverly fashioned. Keeps the reader involved every moment.
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