Can the greatest classical philosopher solve the oldest crime known to man?
330 B.C.: The night of the Silent Dinner is when Athens placates the spirits of the dead. It passes with a creeping mist accompanied by eerie portents, and the strange disappearance of Anthia the heiress of a prominent silver merchant. But what is the motive: rape, a forced marriage or murder? Young Stephanos and his teacher, the philosopher Aristotle are drawn into solving the perplexing abduction case. All that is known is that the abductor and the heiress are on the road to Delphi. Aristotle and young Stephanos pursue them through the idyllic springtime countryside. Then the actuality of murder shatters the idyll. It seems there is now a psychopath on the road pursuing abductor and heiress. Only Aristotle with the aid of the Delphian oracle will be able to solve the mysterious case.
|Publisher:||Random House of Canada, Limited|
About the Author
Margaret Doody is a professor of literature at the university of Notre Dame. She is also the author of The True Story of the Novel and is a regular reviewer for the Times Literary Review.