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By John Irving

ISBN-10: 030742393X

ISBN-13: 9780307423931

The healthcare professional used to be fated to return to Bombay; he may preserve returning repeatedly - if no longer endlessly, at the very least for so long as there have been dwarves within the circus.
Born a Parsi in Bombay, despatched to school and scientific institution in Vienna, Dr Farrokh Daruwalla is a Canadian citizen - a 59-year-old orthopaedic health care provider, residing in Toronto. as soon as, 20 years in the past, Dr Daruwalla was once the reading health professional of 2 homicide sufferers in Goa. Now, 20 years later, the general practitioner should be reacquainted with the murderer...

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40 A Sophist in Court: The Apologia his widowed mother Pudentilla, in order to preserve her considerable fortune for himself and his brother Sicinius Pudens, rather than deliver­ ing it into the hands of the strangers or unscrupulous relations who had for some time been pursuing Pudentilla as suitors. 3 With Apuleius in mind for this role, but without directly proposing it to him as he saw that he was keen to continue his journey and disinclined to settle down, he urged him to stay in Oea until the following winter, to avoid the dangers of travelling in high summer; he also prevailed upon the Appii to let the sick Apuleius be transferred from their house to that of Pudentilla, located in a more salubrious position beside the sea.

Closer in form (but more distant in date) is the Saturnalia of Macrobius, which probably used Apuleius' work as a source. 115 14. ) (not in Beaujeu) Cassiodorus (Inst. 2. e. music] effecisse. The second century was an age of Greek treatises on music, for example Ptolemy's Harmonics and the pseudo-Plutarchan De Musica, a trend per­ haps influenced (both generally and in the particular case of Apuleius) by the importance of music in Platonic thought. The Neopythagorean Nicomachus of Gerasa, who flourished about AD 100 and whose work on arithmetic Apuleius seems to have translated (see 15 below), also wrote an 114 On the genre of the literary symposium c£ Martin (1931), Relihan (1992).

10); cf. Oder (1890 ), So. 105 Gemoll (1883), 99 n. 104, Oder (1890 ), 79-81. For Pliny as a source in the Apologia too see Ch. 2 nn. 81 and 82. Apuleius in Context: Life, Background, Writings 28 handbook identifying and classifying particular trees, a parallel to his work on fish, and falling into an identifiable scientific tradition. Theophrastus had devoted the first five of the books of his History of Plants to the classification and description of trees, and Pliny had done the same with six books of the Natural History (12-17); as in other works, Apuleius may have been using Pliny as a convenient source, though the particular piece oflore attested for his work does not, as it happens, occur in the Natural History.

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