Some classical hypotexts in Margaret Doody's 'Aristotle and poetic justice'
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Please cite as follows: Pauw, F. 2011. Some Classical Hypotexts in Margaret Doody's 'Aristotle and Poetic Justice'. Akroterion 56:47-73, doi:10.7445/56-0-4.
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 Aristotle and poetic justice 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.