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Akroterion  2012 

SOME CLASSICAL HYPOTEXTS IN MARGARET DOODY’S ARISTOTLE AND POETIC JUSTICE

DOI: 10.7445/56-0-4

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The philosopher Aristotle appears in seven detective novels by the academic Margaret Doody in which he makes use of hisinvestigative powers to solve murder mysteries. In Aristotle andpoetic justice Stephanos, a friend of Aristotle, narrates how Anthia, the heiress of a silver merchant, has been abducted. While Stephanosand 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 awindow onto the Greek world of 330 BC. In the body of the article,hypertextual allusions introduced by Doody are examined andevaluated, using a modified version of Genette’s scheme ashermeneutic paradigm.

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