Poison In Athens
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Poison In Athens (Aristotle #6)

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It is the autumn of 330 BC, and three law cases are exciting Athens. Ergokles' case against the wealthy Orthoboulos for malicious wounding seems to come out well for the dignified man, but shortly afterwards he is found dead of poison, evidently hemlock. His second wife is accused of the crime, and her trial for poisoning sets Athens at odds, as sympathies divide. Her step...more
Paperback, 496 pages
Published February 3rd 2005 by Arrow (first published January 1st 2004)
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Elena
Философия преступления в сердце Афин
Елена Карпос-Дедюхина
Литературный обзор романа Маргарет Дуди "Афинский яд": пер. с англ. Богданович Н.

Как отметила одна из британских королев современного детектива Майнет Уолтерс, в литературе 21-го века практически не осталось места отдельной личности, способной, опираясь лишь на логическое мышление и дедукцию, вывести преступника на чистую воду. Так оно и есть: личность, блистающую уникальной памятью и изумляющую окружающих способностью составить портрет...more
Carlo
Benché uscito in una collana chiamata ‘Noir nella storia’, va detto innanzitutto che questo libro non è un noir, bensi un giallo d’impianto convenzionale, costruito com’è sulla ricerca del colpevole di una morte all’apparenza inesplicabile. Su un totale di più di quattrocento pagine, però, la parte investigativa occupa all’incirca tra un terzo e la metà dello spazio complessivo: il resto è dedicato invece agli usi e costumi dell’antica Grecia, con una minuziosità in cui l’autrice sembra dare sfo...more
Ruth
c2004: Way too academic and literary to make this an easy read and despite all the historical details did not like any of the characters much. FWFTB: 330BC, court, death, judgment, Athens. FCN: Aristotle, Phryne, Pythias, Theophrastos, Stephanos. "You remember what Homer says in the Iliad, describing the god Hephaistos at work in his house of bronze?". There is dialogue like this throughout the book - it's so pompous. I know that Ms Doody is an academic so perhaps people in her circles do speak...more
Filippo Bossolino
Bellissima l'idea. convincente il racconto con precisione e cura nei dettagli storici. Si sfilaccia un po' verso la fine...
Marco Cerbo
Aristotele inverosimilmente detective. Per chi ama i gialli, ma soprattutto l'antica Grecia.
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Aka Margaret Anne Doody

Margaret Anne Doody (born 1939) is a professor of literature at the University of Notre Dame, and helped found the PhD in Literature Program at Notre Dame (http://www.nd.edu/~litprog). She served as its director from 2001-2007. Joseph Buttigieg has since become director.

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