By Katy Munger
Casey Jones is as tricky as they arrive. She's immense, blond and shoots to kill with the simplest of them -- whether she does lack an reputable P.I. license because of an unlucky interlude in the back of bars. It takes much to faze her...but there are nonetheless a few circumstances that hit her like a piledriver to the intestine. this is often one in every of them.Helen McInnes, the sufferer of a terrible crime, slightly escaped along with her existence. Traumatized via the event, she will be able to not set foot outdoor her domestic. additional devastated through her attacker's acquittal and the nameless threats she starts off to obtain, Helen turns to Casey for support reclaiming her existence. Leaving Helen with a motley staff of bodyguards-including Casey's temperamental boyfriend Burly, her corpulent accomplice Bobby D., his both rotund paramour Fanny, and a near-comatose puppy named Killer -- Casey heads again to college. yet she's prowling within sight Duke college with a unique type of schooling in brain: one who can assist her unmask a fiend who has been utilizing the campus as his own looking ground...and let her to outlive him whilst she reveals him
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Alex. 8, 26). By 334 Alexander had asserted his control over Macedon and the Greek mainland. Any rivals for the Macedonian throne were dead, Thebes was a ruin, and Alexander was ready for the crossing to Asia. The manner of the crossing is telling. On the European side of the Hellespont Alexander paid his respects at the sanctuary of the hero Protesilaus, the first man ashore in the campaign against Troy. In doing this he recalled the heroic age while also contrasting his own religious observance with the earlier Persian desecration of the shrine (Hdt.
The court of mid-third-century Macedon under the lengthy rule of Antigonus Gonatas is well represented in our somewhat scattered and anecdotal evidence. Power, wealth and importantly stability brought many leading figures here. There were at various times philosophers such as Menedemus of Eretria, the Stoic Persaeus, and the Cynic-inspired Bion of Borysthenes, and poets such as Aratus, whose Phaenomena was said to have been written at Antigonus’ request, and the now obscure Antagoras of Rhodes (Vita Arati 15; for philosophers, Erskine 1990).
Beyond this overall ‘‘philosophical’’ atmosphere the extant satiric-parodic texts vary widely. Boundaries between genres, styles, and illocutionary modes are porous, and so are those between schools of philosophy. Phoenix’s choliambs dispense lighthearted moral advice, perhaps with a Cynic flavor. Callimachus’ learned and complex Iambi are only loosely attached to the spirit and form of Archaic iambos, containing poems in different meters and on non-satiric topics; in some Plato is an important model.