n Akroterion - Some Classical hypotexts in Margaret Doody's

Volume 56, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0303-1896
  • E-ISSN: 2079-2883
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The philosopher Aristotle appears in seven detective novels by the academic Margaret Doody in which he makes use of his investigative powers to solve murder mysteries. In Stephanos, a friend of Aristotle, narrates how Anthia, the heiress of a silver merchant, has been abducted. While Stephanos and Aristotle pursue the abductor and the heiress on the road to Delphi, two murders complicate their challenge.

Doody's novel provides a convenient framework for opening a window onto the Greek world of 330 BC. In the body of the article, hypertextual allusions introduced by Doody are examined and evaluated, using a modified version of Genette's scheme as hermeneutic paradigm.

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